Top things to do in Curepipe

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…
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…
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…
Mauritian in Curepipe

La Potinière

Curepipe's most obviously upmarket restaurant is all starched linen and gleaming tableware. The menu features a selection of quintessential Mauritian eats: hearts of palm, wild boar and seafood – the palm heart and …
Antiques in Curepipe

Beauté de Chine

Beauté de Chine, one of the longest-running stores on the island, sells an assortment of old-world relics including copper, jade, silk and antique porcelain.
Arts & Crafts in Curepipe

Voiliers de l'Océan

Travellers looking for model-ship showrooms and workshops should stop by Voiliers de l'Océan. Roughly 200 models are produced per month.
Mall in Curepipe

Galerie des Îles

Galerie des Îles has a generous selection of local designs and artisans across more than a dozen shops.
Gardens in Curepipe

Botanical Gardens

The slightly shabby 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 …
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.