Port Louis


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Port Louis, Mauritius

Lose yourself in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis. Named after a former French emperor, this port city was a major point of passage for ships sailing around the Cape of Good Hope. Visit the famous Champs de Mars race track. Learn about the local history and culture at the Blue Penny Museum. Walk through the gorgeous foliage in Les Jardins De La Compagnie. Then stroll along the Caudan Waterfront to check out the shops, restaurants and famous Chinese Pagoda.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port Louis Maurituius Cruise Terminal. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Standard Time Zone. UTC/GMT +4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is English, French and Mauritian Creole.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The local currency is the rupee. Dollars and Euros are not widely accepted on the island.
    • Famous For
      Mauritius is well known for its French colonial architecture built during French rule between 1710 and 1810.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Le Pouce is the third-largest peak on the island of Mauritius and derives its name from the French word for “thumb”, which its appearance is said to resemble.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The famous Dodo bird was endemic to Mauritius before going extinct during the Dutch occupation.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      The local Chinese population has a variation of spring rolls called hakien that replaces the traditional rolled wrapper with a flour batter.


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