Port Louis

Entering Port Louis city through the Place d’Armes, recognisable by its tall palm trees, visitors will discover a world of contrast and colour. Different religions and cultures are represented in the city; visitors will pass by various buildings including small Chinese shops, mosques, Tamil temples, Creole houses and ancient colonial buildings while passing women in modern, fashionable clothes followed by those in traditional saris. The Port Louis Bazaar is full of colours and scents of foods from Asia and Africa. Tourists can bargain for weaved baskets, sculptures and masks or inquire about medicinal herbs while feasting on fresh fish and exotic fruit. Climbing the popular Signaux mountain offers visitors a wonderful view of the city’s landscape. Other places to visit in the city include Mauritian Chinatown, the old Port Louis theatre, museums, Kadafi Square, the Caudan Waterfront and the Champ de Mars, the second oldest race course in the southern hemisphere.

Map of Port Louis