Caudan Waterfront Tour in Port Louis, 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 interesting and diverse parts of Port Louis.
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Caudan Waterfront Tour in Port Louis Map

Guide Name: Caudan Waterfront Tour in Port Louis
Guide Location: Mauritius » Port Louis (See other walking tours in Port Louis)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: helenp
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Blue Penny Museum

1) Blue Penny Museum (must see)

The Blue Penny Museum is a stamp museum at the Caudan waterfront in Port Louis. It opened in November 2001. The museum's collection includes Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps from 1847. The stamps were bought in 1993 for $2,000,000 by a consortium of Mauritian enterprises headed by The Mauritius Commercial Bank and brought back to Mauritius after almost 150 years. For conservation purposes, the originals are illuminated only temporarily. Most of the time only copies are on display. The museum, founded by The Mauritius Commercial Bank, also houses the original statue of Paul and Virginia, created in 1881 by Prosper d'Épinay.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Star Cinema

2) Star Cinema

Star Cinema is the largest and most well-known cinema in Port Louis. It has three theaters where international blockbusters are shown in both English and French. Every day you can choose from four to five different movies. This place is popular with both locals and tourists.
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Latitude 20

3) Latitude 20

Latitude 20 is located in the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel. It is an authentic Mauritian bar with a quiet, pleasant atmosphere and good drinks. Visit this bar if you want to sip a great Mojito and enjoy the relaxing sounds of live piano music. The interior of the bar is decorated in a nautical theme.
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Didus Art Gallery

4) Didus Art Gallery

Didus Art Gallery is located in the Le Caudan Waterfront shopping center. This gallery exhibits the works of renowned Mauritian artists whose pieces are inspired by daily life and the beautiful surrounding landscape. In addition to admiring the artwork on display, you can purchase postcards and other souvenirs.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5:30 pm
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Le Caudan Waterfront

5) Le Caudan Waterfront (must see)

Le Caudan Waterfront is a unique commercial concept in Mauritius, showing undeniable know-how and expertise in commercial activities and entertainment. On top of being a must for shopping, Le Caudan Waterfront is also a business centre, a melting pot for local artists and the favourite meeting place for gastronomes, tourists and locals looking for leisure and entertainment.

Le Caudan Waterfront is definitely the most elegant and popular destination for Mauritians and tourists. It is one of the most popular leisure and shopping places in the Mauritian capital due to the many ways through which people can spend their time. This includes many shops, banking facilities, casinos, restaurants, a marina and a five star hotel (Le Labourdonnais) with parking facilities.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Craft Market

6) Craft Market

The Craft Market is located in the Caudan Waterfront shopping center at the center of Port Louis. This market is less authentic and a bit pricier than the Central Market, but it is also less crowded. Here you can find high-quality souvenirs, as well as a wide selection of brightly-colored clothes. Be sure to take home some Mauritius glass or a bottle of Ylang Ylang essential oil.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Cinemaxx

7) Cinemaxx

Cinemaxx, a popular Port Louis movie theater, has two screens. You can catch a variety of international films, especially those by Hindi filmmakers. English subtitles are available for some movies, but the majority are dubbed in French.
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Keg & Marlin

8) Keg & Marlin

The Keg & Marlin bar, located in the harbor area of Port Louis, is the most popular place in the city to party. At night it offers an amazing view of the ocean. You can sit either on the patio or inside. From the inside the place resembles an old English pub. Every Saturday and Sunday the bar has live music.

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
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 locals and gain insight into the history and culture of Port Louis.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 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
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Port Louis for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Port Louis has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Port Louis, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.