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.

Location North
Operating hours 09.00 – 17.00
Operating days All days
Duration 1 hour
Activity time Flexible
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 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.
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