The small, sleepy one-street town of PAMPLEMOUSSES got its name from the grapefruit-like trees introduced by the Dutch, and houses one of the most visited sites in Mauritius, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Gardens. The excellent L’Aventure du Sucre museum is also interesting, covering Mauritius’s multiculturalism via a journey through the three-hundred-year history of sugar, while the beautifully restored Château Labourdonnais and its extensive orchards is also worth seeking out.

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