Champ de Mars Racecourse, Port Louis

Champ de Mars Racecourse, Port Louis (must see)

The Champ de Mars Racecourse is a track for thoroughbred horse races, which is located close to the center of the city at the Mauritius Turf Club (M.T.C). The Mauritius Turf Club was founded in 1812, making it the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the oldest in the world. On June 25, 1812, the Champ de Mars racecourse was inaugurated, and the first organized race in the history of the island was held. The Champ de Mars track follows a very selective right hand oval path and is relatively small in size, with a circumference of 1,298 meters (4,258.5 feet) and a width of between 12 and 14 meters (39 and 46 feet). The home straight extends uphill and is 225 meters (738 feet) long. Thoroughbred racing is the most popular sport on the island, and the electrifying ambiance on race days, notably during the Maiden Cup (a listed race), is unique in the world of horse racing.
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Sight Name: Champ de Mars Racecourse
Sight Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Port Louis, Mauritius

Create Your Own Walk in Port Louis

Create Your Own Walk in Port Louis

Creating your own self-guided walk in Port Louis is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Buildings Tour of Port Louis

Religious Buildings Tour of Port Louis

Port Louis is a melting pot of different nationalities. There are African, Chinese, Indian and French communities all over the island. This diversity is reflected in the range of religious buildings found in the city. You will see everything from mosques to temples and cathedrals to pagodas. Take this self-guided tour to visit some of the most impressive places of worship in Port Louis.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Caudan Waterfront Tour in Port Louis

Caudan Waterfront Tour in Port Louis

Although it is small, the city of Port Louis offers a bit of everything. The Caudan Waterfront is a commercial development in Port Louis. It includes shops, banking facilities, bars, casinos, cinemas, restaurants, a marina, a museum and a five star hotel. The Caudan Waterfront area is a must visit for the tourists who come to Port Louis. Take this self-guided tour to explore one of the most...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Leisure Tour of Port Louis

Leisure Tour of Port Louis

Though a small city, Port Louis has the privilege of being a duty-free region, and it also has plenty of entertainment options. There are a number of small shops, markets, clubs and bars that offer a wide range of products and entertainment, all at reasonable prices. Check out the most popular spots to spend your leisure time in Port Louis on this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Cultural Tour of Port Louis

Cultural Tour of Port Louis

Port Louis is the small capital city of Mauritius and although it is a small city, it has always attracted visitors. Its culture has been influenced over the years by Indian, Chinese, French and African immigrants. Writers and poets such as Mark Twain, Paul-Jean Toulet and Robert Edward Hart have found their inspiration here. Take this self-guided tour to explore the museums, to interact with the...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, is a major commercial port and the island's main city with a wealth of colonial past carefully preserved and reflected in the local architecture, rendering Port Louis a colorful blend of the French, Indian and African influences. To explore the city's main attractions, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km