Trevassa Monument


This monument commemorates the sinking of the British steamer Trevassa in 1923. She went down 2600km off Mauritius. Sixteen survivors were eventually washed ashore at Bel Ombre after surviving 25 days in an open lifeboat.

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1. Matthew Flinders Monument

1.49 MILES

Standing on the shore 500m west of Baie du Cap, the Matthew Flinders Monument was erected in 2003 to honour the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the…

2. Ilot Sancho

3.67 MILES

Is it an island or is it a part of the mainland? Well, that all depends on the time of day that you visit. Separated from the mainland by a tidal channel,…

3. Chamarel Waterfall

3.96 MILES

About halfway (1.5km) between the entrance gate to Terres de 7 Couleurs and the colourful sands is a scenic viewpoint over the waterfall, which plunges…

4. Curious Corner of Chamarel


This eclectic place is utterly unlike anywhere else on the island. Essentially an interactive gallery of illusions and art, it has an upside-down room, a…

5. Terres de 7 Couleurs

4.26 MILES

Chamarel Coloured Earths have become one of the sights on the island's usual tourist circuit. Some travellers (and we're among them) find them quite…

6. Ebony Forest of Chamarel

4.55 MILES

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7. Rhumerie de Chamarel

5.02 MILES

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8. Gorges Viewpoint

5.83 MILES

On a clear day, the views from here across the gorge and down towards the west coast rank among the best on the island.