Renowned Mauritian poet Robert Edward Hart (1891–1954) was given this cute coral-stone cottage, Le Nef (the Nave), by his friends when his house was destroyed in a cyclone. It is now a memorial museum, housing a collection of his personal memorabilia, from his ancient bed sheets to his glasses and violin. Of Irish-Mauritian descent, Hart was awarded the Legion of Honour by France, and an OBE by Britain, although few visitors have heard of him. The house is a bit tricky to find on the backstreets of Souillac, but is worth a quick stop if passing from Gris Gris or Telfair Gardens.

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