Domaine Les Pailles
Les Écuries du Domaine
On weekdays it's possible to horseback ride around the Domaine Les Pailles estate. Call Les Écuries du Domaine to make a reservation.
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Domaine Les Pailles information
The strange sugar-estate theme park of Domaine Les Pailles has been transformed into a cultural and heritage centre that's good for an enjoyable half-day excursion. Attractions include rides in horse-drawn carriages, a miniature railway, a working replica of a traditional ox-driven sugar mill, a rum distillery producing the estate's own brew, a spice garden, a quad-biking circuit and a playground. There is also a selection of upmarket restaurants. You pay for most of the attractions on top of the admission fee.
Visitors can choose to tour the site by train, horse and carriage, or jeep, with the cost of entry varying accordingly. To get to the Domaine, take any bus running between Port Louis and Curepipe and ask to be let off at the turn for Domaine Les Pailles (it's clearly signposted). From the main road it takes less than half an hour on foot to get to the reception centre. Alternatively, it's a 10-minute taxi ride from Port Louis or Moka.