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Champs de Mars

Port Louis, Mauritius
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Port Louis
Type: Horse Tracks
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English first
Bangalore, India
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Lincolnshire UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had a fabulous day @Champs de Mars. Admittedly we were there as guests of one of the horse trainers families. The atmosphere was magnificent and you get to experience on of Mauritius' greatest passions, betting.

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Tamworth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We love going to the races back home so thought we would try it out! Did some research and decided not to book the £200 each for the crown lodge day, instead risk it and go it alone! Best thing we could have hoped for, had one of the hotel taxi's take us for the day at a cost of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Great place to fully enjoy the first mauritian sport. Whatever being in the grand-stand or in the crown lodge, the atmosphere is great and you feel the passion. The price is cheap also for non-mauritian.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We booked a day at the races in the Crown Lodge. It isn't cheap but it includes being picked up and taken back to your hotel by taxi. Drinks and snacks are also included. You get an excellent view of the track and the parade ring. The other good thing is you get shelter from the hot mauritian sun. It's... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Not the place to go really unless you enjoy the noise , crowd and haggling. The area is full of people and poorly kept. Not the place for a non local.

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Otley, N. Yorks
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Visited the public enclosure on a race day- Saturday. Great atmosphere. I'm sure the public area is better than the grandstand.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The horses at Champs de Mars are well known to be pumped up with steriods as foals, beaten and kept in pitch-black stables for hours on end. They start racing at the age of 2yrs even though they are not yet fully grown and if they do not perform well in the races or run an injury, they are shot.... More

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