Caudan Waterfront Walk (Self Guided), 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 Walk Map

Guide Name: Caudan Waterfront Walk
Guide Location: Mauritius » Port Louis (See other walking tours in Port Louis)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
Author: helenp
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Craft Market
  • Blue Penny Museum
  • Star Cinema
  • Didus Art Gallery
  • Cinemaxx
  • Le Caudan Waterfront
  • Keg and Marlin
Craft Market

1) 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 - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Blue Penny Museum

2) 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
Star Cinema

3) 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.
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

5) 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.
Le Caudan Waterfront

6) 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.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Keg and Marlin

7) Keg and Marlin

The Keg and 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

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Cultural Venues of Port Louis

Cultural Venues of Port Louis

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Port Louis Introduction Walking Tour

Port Louis Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles