The ancestral home of Malcolm de Chazal, Mauritius’s most famous painter and poet, sleepy CHAMAREL is nestled in the highlands on the edge of Black River Gorges National Park, with views over Île aux Bénitiers and Le Morne beach. The hamlet is named after French army captain Antoine Regis Chazal de Chamarel, who farmed vanilla, pepper and coffee near here in the eighteenth century. Chamarel is now the only place producing coffee on the island, while its sprinkling of tables d’hôtes offer an authentic taste of island cuisine. The big draw, however, is the popular and often oversold geological marvel, Seven Coloured Earths.

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