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

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: 2.1 km
Author: helenp
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Chinatown

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lambic

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.
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
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
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
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

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.