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Leisure Tour of Port Louis (Self Guided), 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.
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Leisure Tour of Port Louis Map

Guide Name: Leisure Tour of Port Louis
Guide Location: Mauritius » Port Louis (See other walking tours in Port Louis)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: helenp
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Chinatown
  • Central Market
  • Beer & Spice
  • Victoria Market
  • Lambic

1) Chinatown (must see)

Chinatown is the best place to find a bargain in Port Louis. This area is located between the two Chinese gates on Royal Street. Here you can purchase traditional Chinese food, souvenirs and clothes. Chinatown is a vibrant area of town and a great place to people watch.
Central Market

2) Central Market (must see)

Central Market is the most renowned market in the city. It was founded in the Victorian era and has remained at the center of the island's economy. It was reconstructed in 2004 and is a clean, hygienic place. Here you can buy souvenirs, fresh herbs, fruit, seafood, fish and vegetables. Visit this bustling market to experience the true spirit of Mauritius.
Beer & Spice

3) Beer & Spice

Beer & Spice is located on the Le Caudan waterfront. This cafe-bar offers a calm and pleasant atmosphere where you can gather to catch up with friends and family. It serves very good drinks and is popular with Mauritians and visitors to the island.
Victoria Market

4) Victoria Market

Victoria Market is located on Victoria Square in front of the Port Louis bus station. The market's stalls are full of goods ranging from vegetables and fruits to local crafts and jewelry. This market is popular, because farmers from across the island come here to sell their organic, locally-grown produce.

5) Lambic (must see)

Lambic is situated in a beautiful old house. Despite the old-style, colonial exterior, the bar is very modern. It is a great place to enjoy a pint of flavored beer or any kind of beer you desire. The atmosphere in the lounge is very relaxing. You can listen to jazz or mellow music while sipping your drink. There is no need to hurry your night along, as Lambic stays open late.

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.
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 or 1.1 Miles
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: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
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 or 2.7 Miles
Port Louis Introduction Walk

Port Louis Introduction 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: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles