Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Adults - INR 350
Students and Children - INR 175
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L'Aventure du Sucre meaning 'Sugar Adventure' in English is a sugar museum located in the beautiful Pamplemousses village, which is also the home to the historical Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. A tour of this sugar museum gives you the chance to explore the old Beau Plan Sugar Factory which used to operate during the 18th century up until the 20th century.
The three notable Mauritian sugar groups namely - Constance La Gaiete Co Ltd, Harel Freres Ltd and Deep River Beau Champ Ltd - undertook an initiative and started the L'Aventure du Sucre with a goal of presenting the cultural and historical side of sugarcane production in Mauritius.
One must know the importance of the sugarcane industry and its massive contribution to the Mauritian economy back in those days. Sugar was considered to be a product of great value in the world during the late colonisation period.
Through the history of a sugar plantation in Mauritius, you will also get a chance to learn about the history of the island and its revolution dating way back to the time when the Dutch came to Mauritius. You will also get to hear many stories related to the joys and difficulties involved during the construction of the sugar factory. Anecdotes about the dark times of slavery and indentured labourers and the harsh treatments they were exposed to.
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