Jardins de la Compagnie
Jardins de la Compagnie is by far the most attractive garden in the city, with its vast banyan trees, huge number of statues, quiet...
Natural History Museum & Mauritius Institute
The major attraction at this small but proud museum is the famous (though somewhat grubby) reconstruction of a dodo. Scottish scientists...
Government House is a beautiful French colonial structure dating from 1738, although it was added to later. Outside it stands a...
The appealing Municipal Theatre has changed little since it was built in 1822, making it the oldest theatre in the Indian Ocean region....
There's something rather Parisian about the bustle and brasserie-style ambience here, and its especially popular for a coffee or lunch...
Old Council St · interesting places nearby
Photography Museum information
This small but engaging museum, down a cobbled lane opposite the Municipal Theatre, is the labour of love of local photographer Tristan Bréville. He's amassed a treasure trove of old cameras and prints, including several daguerreotypes (the forerunner of photographs) produced in Mauritius in 1840, just a few months after the technique was discovered in France. The museum also contains a vast archive of historical photos of the island (however, only a fraction are on display).