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Champs de Mars

Port Louis, Mauritius
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Port Louis
Type: Horse Tracks
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Bangalore, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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