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Arts & Crafts
Travellers looking for model-ship showrooms and workshops should join the circuit and stop by Voiliers de L'Océan. Roughly 200 models are produced per month and visitors can watch the artisans at work.
Beauté de Chine, one of the longest-running stores on the island, sells an assortment of old-world relics like copper, jade, silk and antique porcelain.
Try Galerie des Îles for a generous selection of local designs and artisans in more than a dozen shops.
The country's best bookshop sells a broad range of English, French and Creole books, including guidebooks and an excellent range of books about Mauritius.
Power Music stocks a good selection of CDs by local and international artists.
The model ship manufacturer Voiliers de l'Ocean has an outlet just outside the Craft Market.
Markets, Streets & Arcades
Based in the Caudan Waterfront, Craft Market is less fun but also less hassle than Central Market. You'll find more upmarket souvenirs, such as Mauritius glass, artworks and essential oils.
Port Louis' Central Market has a wide selection of T-shirts, basketry, spices and souvenirs; bargain to get a decent price.
Food & Drink
Right next to the sugar museum, this impressive shop has sugar in all manner of gift packs, as well as rum made from local sugar cane. They encourage you to try before you buy.
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