Sugar; the gold of the colonial period. Learn all about this and the history at l’Aventure du Sucre!
Ever since the Dutch stepped ashore on Mauritius and introduced the sugar canes on the island, the sugar industry has formed a great part of the history of Mauritius. At l’Aventure du Sucre you will learn all about the sugar making process and about the colonial past that has been of such great importance to what Mauritius stands for today. Follow a trail of 250 years of history through the museum, which used to be an actual sugar factory, and end your tour with some proper sugar tasting, as well as a tasting of all products derived from the gold of the colonial centuries.
|09.00 – 17.00
|1 hour 30mins
|Offered as supplement
Your tour through the museum will start with the history of the sugar plantations in Mauritius. You will get to know more about the Dutch, later replaced by the French and eventually the English colonists. After this, you will proceed your journey to the actual factory, which has been fully operational until the 1970’s. Here you can see the different stages of the sugar making process in much detail. In addition to your visit to l’Aventure du Sucre, you can also visit the Village Boutik to buy some presents and souvenirs, or have a nice break at Restaurant le Fangourin, where you can relish the subtle Mauritian cuisine.
- The museum is opened 7 days a week from 09.00 till 17.00.
- On December 24, 25 and 26, December 31 and January 1 and 2, the museum is closed.