La Résidence


One of the oldest buildings still standing in Port Mathurin, La Résidence dates from 1897, when it provided a fairly modest home for the British chief commissioner. Its facilities are now used as function rooms for the new Regional Assembly. As such it's closed to the public, though it is possible to get an idea of the structure from the veranda of the tourist office across the road.

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