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Address: Port Louis, Mauritius

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Must come here on Saturday to shout!

Glad I have done my homework and planned to arrive Port Louis on a Saturday to join the crowds. Event will start from 12pm to 5pm. Plenty of parking space with reasonable one off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Glad I have done my homework and planned to arrive Port Louis on a Saturday to join the crowds. Event will start from 12pm to 5pm. Plenty of parking space with reasonable one off parking fee. Entrance is free for ladies and we opt to go to upstairs and bought out bets too. Everyone's mood were high when race almost... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

brilliant race course, great day out, check out the crown lodge for an all inclusive experience, 8 races every Saturday with top world wide jockeys racing

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Port Louis District  >  Port Louis

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