Jardins de la Compagnie
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...
This small but engaging museum, down a cobbled lane opposite the Municipal Theatre, is the labour of love of local photographer Tristan...
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....
Set around an attractive courtyard, this European-style restaurant also features a stylish indoor dining space in a restored stone...
Jardins de la Compagnie information
Jardins de la Compagnie is by far the city's most attractive garden, with its vast banyan trees, huge number of statues, quiet benches and fountains. During the day it's perfectly safe, but avoid it at night, when it becomes a favoured hang-out for prostitutes and drug addicts. In early colonial times, the garden was the vegetable patch of the French East India Company. Today, it's best known for its statues of local sculptor Prosper d'Épinay and much-loved musician Ti Frère.