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Mahebourg is a small city on the picturesque island of Mauritius. Located in the southern side of the island, it has a great line up of popular tourist attractions because of its rich culture and history. Among the notable tourist destinations in Mahebourg, Notre Dame des Agnes is of historical and architectural significance.
The skyline of this small town is glorified with the tower of the church which was originally constructed in 1849 when the Christian missionaries came to the island for the first time. However, the church has been renovated several times over the years.
The population of Mahebourg’s religious belief centres around the church of Notre Dame des Agnes and the practice has been prevalent for more than a century by now. The church, 50 m tall, has neo-gothic spires which are visible around the city even from a reasonable distance, say, if someone is near the Rivière La Chaux juncture. If you wish to reach the highest point of the church, you must take the staircases which are on the right side of the church entrance.
Once you successfully climb the series of stairs, you will be able to access the bell tower where you will be mesmerised with the stunning interior décor. If you happen to be art enthusiast, then you will be fascinated with the paintings and carvings on the inside of the bell tower based on the beautiful theme. The artwork on the inside walls of the bell tower provides a surreal glimpse of the work done by talented artisans and sculptors from a bygone era.
Once you are satisfied with the amusement for the frescoes in the bell tower, you can resume climbing the staircases which mean 96 steps more to reach the terrace. On entering the terrace, there is no doubt in saying that you will be captivated by the spellbinding views of the life around Mahebourg, tremendous yet straightforward countryside scenes as if a painter’s brush did the magic with colours in a matter of few strokes.
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