Government House, Port Louis

Government House, Port Louis (must see)

Government House is one of the most historic buildings in Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. Dubbed as the oldest building of the capital, it was built during the French colonization era and served as the residence of the first French governor of Mauritius. The construction of this building was supervised by the governor himself, and its architecture is typical of the period.

The Government House has a strong historical significance and is considered an architectural gem. The building has undergone several renovations and upgrades over the years to preserve its original beauty and charm. Today, it serves as the official residence of the President of the Republic of Mauritius and is not open to the general public.

One of the most striking features of the Government House is the statue of Queen Victoria that stands in front of the building. The statue was erected during the British colonial period and is a testament to the island's colonial history. The statue portrays Queen Victoria with an air of un-amused indifference, which is quite characteristic of her personality.

Visitors to the Government House can still admire the architecture of the building from the outside, which is a blend of French and British styles. The building's main entrance is adorned with a beautiful wrought-iron gate and a flight of steps leading up to the entrance. The building's walls are made of local stone, and the roof is covered with red tiles.

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Government House on Map

Sight Name: Government House
Sight Location: Port Louis, Mauritius (See walking tours in Port Louis)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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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.
Port Louis Introduction Walking Tour

Port Louis Introduction Walking Tour

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: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles