Port Louis is the capital and main port of the island of Mauritius in the western Indian Ocean. Located in the north-west of the country, Port-Louis is a vibrant town. Meet passionate escorts full of life from Port Louis on Exotic Africa.More Less
Founded by French Governor Bertrand-François Mahé de Labourdonnais in 1735, the city is the economic hub of the island and is very lively during the day, teeming with life.
Sights N Sounds of Port Louis
Port-Louis is a cultural melting pot, a city where traditions and the modern go alongside. A tour in the capital is a must during your stay in Mauritius, let yourself be impregnated by the local life, the history and the culture of Mauritius.
One of the jewels of the capital is its theatre,
You can visit the colourful market, stroll through the streets, visit museums and other historical and cultural sites, taste the flavours of Mauritian street-food and meet the population.
The Caudan Waterfront, the shopping centre located on the harbour front,Port-Louis market and Jummah Mosque are some of the must see sights.
The Mauritian street food is also very famous and Port-Louis is the ideal place to taste all the flavours that make up the Mauritian culinary culture. You can try out the dholl puris and faratas – large pancakes made with flour and split peas served with various spicy sauces and currys, chilli cakes – small crispy chickpeas cakes with chilli, Chinese dumplings – tasty meat and vegetable balls, Chinese-style stir-fried noodles, and the famous bryani, a rice dish prepared with vegetables and meat with special spices, a delight!
One of the jewels of the capital is its theatre which dates back to the 19th century and has seen many theatrical groups performing on stage during its glorious days. It regularly hosted finest operas and operettas in vogue in Europe, and the theatre of Port Louis, one of the oldest in the region.
How to get to Port Louis
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is the main international airport in Mauritius. It is located 26 nautical miles southeast of the capital city of Port Louis.
Where to get accommodation in Port Louis
Overlooking the Port Louis Marina, Le Suffren Hotel & Marina, featuring modern rooms & suites, some with marina views, plus a chic restaurant, a relaxed bar & a spa is a polished hotel. It is a 10-minute walk from the Blue Penny Museum and 2 km from the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre.