Pamplemousses

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Ideal duration: 3 days

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Pamplemousses Tourism

A town situated on the northern side of the island, Pamplemousses is a short distance away from the capital of Mauritius and is one of the most densely populated areas in the country. Pamplemousses translates to 'grapefruit trees' in French, and the town was so named after the grapefruit trees that used to grow here in abundance during the French colonial reign. Pamplemousses is important in Mauritian history as being one of the first areas across the entire island to be colonised by the French, and the town is famous for once being home to famous French personalities such as Mahe de Labourdonnais (after whom the city Mahebourg was named), and Pierre Poivre. Even today, Pamplemousses still retains every bit of its colonial legacy and heritage, and there is a distinct old-world aura in every nook and cranny of the town. Starting from the old colonial houses to the ancient churches to the very well-known Chateau de Mont Plaisir, every inch of this town is steeped in history.

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