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“World class attraction, if only it weren’t so hot!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Aventure du Sucre

L'Aventure du Sucre
Beau Plan, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21001
+230 243 7900
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At the doorstep of the historical village of Pamplemousses, within the Beau Plan estate, an old sugar factory houses a cultural, recreational and gourmet experience; it recalls the adventure of sugar which has left a profound impression on the history and identity of Mauritius. L'Aventure du Sucre invites you to a superb and interactive tour along the pathways of history and into the heart of Mauritius and its cultures. You will explore the memories of an era that will never stop travelling your mind. Each episode, each anecdote unveils the magic world of sugar. The tour is at the same time amazing, mesmerizing and enriching. L'Aventure du Sucre keeps the best to last : the tasting of the best of the Mauritian sugar industry, 12 unrefined natural sugars kept for export and having their own colour, texture and taste. You will also taste 11 New Grove rums which is the outcome of a meticulous manufacturing process. A shaded and charming restaurant greets the visitor with a sophisticated cuisine that brings together the savours of the island. These gourmet temptations are followed by a succession of homemade desserts made with natural sugars sists of an eco-museum, a boutique and a restaurant. Opening hours : 9am - 5pm.Seven days a week except on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 and 2 January.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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“World class attraction, if only it weren’t so hot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Lots of interesting facts, well presented with model and pictures, and the original machinery from a working sugar mill. We learnt a lot, but it’s impossible to read everything in a single visit, so be selective.
The history of Mauritius is well covered and we learnt a lot that wasn’t explained on the Internet. We’re interested in old machinery, so found the exhibits from the mill fascinating. Sadly, as I’ll explain, we never saw the section on how the cane juice is processed into sugar.
Lunch in the restaurant was splendid, well cooked and excellent presentation. Probably the best meal of the trip, and most of our meals in Mauritius have been great.
The only problem we encountered, and the reason we’ve only given it 4 stars was the humidity and lack of air flow in the museum. We noticed in the morning it was unpleasantly stuffy in the museum. We cooled off during lunch. But when we went back after lunch, it was unbearable. It wasn’t that hot a day, but the high humidity made it intolerable to stay; we noted the only member of staff present was sitting by an open door! Within minutes of entering, we were covered in sweat. It was impossible to concentrate, and we had to leave. Annoying, we could have spent another hour there.
The problem wouldn’t be so bad in the winter, when it’s cooler. If you go during the hot season, try to get there early, and be prepared to leave by lunchtime. Also if you are feeling hot, avoid the exhibits on the upper floor, the heat is far worse there.
It’s a great shame. But don’t miss this great attraction, it’s probably the best tourist attraction we’ve visited.

Visited February 2013
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“A Knowledgeable Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very interesting and knowing many information about sugar cane at Mauritius. There is a cafe with great food and service. The sourvinors shop have many special gift that only available at this area.

Visited February 2013
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“MAURITIUS-L'AVENTURE DU SUCRE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

GOOD:
· It’s a nice museum in an old mill with the old mill(not working). Everything in english/french. No guide necessary. If you read only the important things, then the tour takes 1-2 hours.
· The fee is 350,- pp. 9am – 5pm.
BAD:
· nothing

Visited October 2012
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“Interesting Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Museum in old sugar Factory with lots of old artefacts and machinery made in Glasgow.Restaurant and shop on site.Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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“Brings back memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

As a Mauritian, I already know the history of Mauritius. But this place is so nicely done and the whole surrounding is simply lovely, that it definitely makes you want to visit it. My visit was a very good experience. It;s very informative, about us Mauritians and the old Mauritian economy. It also brings back a lot of memories, seeing all this old sugar factory, old tools, the sugar itself and so many more. It reminds me of how life was back then, and how our grand fathers were working so hard in the sugar cane fields. Mauritius is still a sugar producing country, but its economy is now more focused on the services sector than agriculture...and everything is mechanised now as opposed to the old labour intensive ways.

Visited October 2012
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