The Château de Labourdonnais is an oasis of tranquility and luxury amidst beautiful nature
A magnificent avenue of incredibly big trees will welcome you to the colonial palace, which was owned by Christian Wiehe. It was built in 1856 and got finished about three years later. Many Mauritians call this the most beautiful colonial house of the island, and with right; with its vast dining room, the incredible house pantry, the large living room, styling bedrooms and the great exhibitions hall, this palace truly is a magical place.
|Operating hours||09.00 – 17.00|
|Operating days||All days|
|Transportation||Offered as supplement|
During your visit, you will also stroll through the lush gardens with large fairways, displaying the wealth of Mr. Wiehe at that time. Hundred years old mango trees, trees of different spices and several exotic fruit trees only add to the incredibility of the garden. The Aldabra tortoises graze peacefully and call the palace their home. As part of your visit, you can go to the Rhumerie des Mascareignes, built in 2006, where you will learn about the old techniques of making rum. The tour of La Château de Labourdonnais ends with a splendid tasting session with rum and other local products, such as fruit pastes, juices and sorbets. You will have the opportunity to buy gifts and souvenirs at the boutique and to have a break at La Table du Chateau, a refined restaurant with Mauritian dishes.
The tasting bar
The visit ends deliciously with the opportunity to taste the products of the distillery or orchards at the Tasting Bar. Local products include jams, fruit jellies, fruit juices and sorbets.
In addition to the visit of the Castle of Labourdonnais, you can also enjoy the shop that will allow you to bring back souvenirs. The Shop is an opportunity to buy authentic and local products such as the two decorative objects related to colonial life and gardens, as well as our rum, fruit jellies, and spices, among others.
La Table du Château – a unique refined cuisine inspired by the fruits and vegetables of the orchards of Labourdonnais in a contemporary setting that offers a culinary experience that leads to the discovery of Mauritian flavors.
- The boutique is open every day between 09.00 – 17.00.
- The château can be visited every day between 09.00 – 17.00.
- The duration of the visit including the tasting session is about 1 hour.