Top Choice Historic Building in Moka & Around


If you're only going to visit one attraction related to Mauritius' rich colonial history, choose Eureka. This perfectly preserved Creole mansion was built in the 1830s and today it's a museum and veritable time mach…
Amusement Park in Pailles

Domaine Les Pailles

The strange sugar-estate theme park of Domaine Les Pailles has been transformed into a cultural and heritage centre. Attractions include rides in horse-drawn carriages, a miniature railway, a working replica of a tr…
Museum in Central Plateau

Mauritius Glass Gallery

The Mauritius Glass Gallery produces unusual souvenirs made from recycled glass. You can see pieces being made using traditional methods in the workshop, which doubles as a small museum.
Library in Curepipe

Carnegie Library

The stone building with the distinctive neoclassical porch houses the municipal Carnegie Library. Its collection includes rare books on Mauritius dating back to the 18th century.
Historic Building in Curepipe

Domaine des Aubineaux

The manor house of the Domaine des Aubineaux was built in 1872 in a classic colonial style; in 1889 it was the first residence on the island to be outfitted with electricity. The plantation was transformed into a mu…
Gardens in Curepipe

Botanical Gardens

The well-kept gardens of Curepipe were created in 1870 to foster foliage that thrived in cooler weather – the grounds in Pamplemousses proved far too sweltering for certain species. It's not as spectacular as Pample…
Architecture in Curepipe

Hôtel de Ville

Overlooking a small park in the centre of Curepipe, the Hôtel de Ville is one of Mauritius' best surviving structures from its colonial era. Notice the gable windows, veranda and decorative wooden friezes known as d…
Statue in Curepipe

Statue of Paul and Virginie

This statue is a bronze copy of Prosper d'Épinay's famous depiction of Paul and Virginie. The original is on display in Port Louis' Blue Penny Museum.
Volcano in Curepipe

Trou aux Cerfs

About 1km west of central Curepipe, the Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant-volcanic crater some 100m deep and 1km in circumference. The bowl is heavily wooded and from the road around the rim – a favourite spot for joggers…
Architecture in Rose Hill

Maison Le Carne

This attractive Creole manse houses the Mauritius Research Council.