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Address: Port Louis, Mauritius

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Although not a real fan of horse racing, we added this to our itinerary based on the fact it is the second oldest race course in the world. So a definite tourist activity! We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Although not a real fan of horse racing, we added this to our itinerary based on the fact it is the second oldest race course in the world. So a definite tourist activity! We were advised to dress smart so that we could access the VIP area; the public area sits in the middle of the race track with no... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is just the perfect spot for the Mauritian People on a Saturday during the month of March till December... Most of them with their Turf on hands will make their way to Champs de Mars for the Horse Racing... Once you mingle with the crowd, you can witness the gambling and betting that goes on at this particular place.... More 

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at sea
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136 reviews 136 reviews
65 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Every Saturday from March to December, the thoroughbred horses race at Champ de Mars, the second oldest race track in the Southern Hemisphere and the second oldest track in the world. Inexpensive entry (men 175Rps - women free). Dress appropriately ... men long pants (no shorts-no flip-flops); women dress or nice pants. Ask at the info center inside to use... More 

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Port Louis, Mauritius
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is one of the best entertaining place in Port Louis, Mauritius. Today, the Champ de Mars attracts tens of thousands of people on each racing day during the racing season from late March to early December and has become the ultimate meeting place for racing fanatics from all over the island and even from abroad. The track has also... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Champ de Mars Racecourse is one of the oldest racecourse in the world (1812). The atmosphere was ecstatic and a great way to spend an afternoon.

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edinburgh
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We came here for the day whilst staying in flic en flac. It's about 45 min drive from flic en flac so we hired a driver to take us and drives us back. He ended up spending the day at the races with us and even managed to get a few winners. Beer is cheaper than water, what mire can... More 

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Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you're any way into racing you need to experience racing in Mauritius. Super day out. Mauritians are passionate about racing and you are easily swept along by their enthusiasm. Myself and my boyfriend got a taxi from our resort in trou aux biches to the racecourse. Ladies are free into the grandstand area and about €5 for men. Once... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a great time at Champs de Mars. The atmosphere was electric and it was scenic as well. Nice snacks were provided along with local foods. A great way to mingle with the locals.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

You can get a real taste of the Mauritian culture. So many locals mingling and socialising together. Really interesting to see this. And as the horses approach the finish line, wow, the energy and excitement was fantastic. Also an opportunity to try authentic local foods. They're certainly not the healthiest, but hey, how often will you get the opportunity to... More 

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mauritius
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

As i have already said the Champs de Mars is a must see as it dates as far as the french colonisation and most of all it is beautifully sitiated, In front you have the Harbour and the City Centre and on the opposite side is the Moka Range Mountain and on the two other sides you have the Signal... More 

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