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“OK, but...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of L'Aventure du Sucre

L'Aventure du Sucre
Beau Plan, Pamplemousses, Mauritius
+230 243 7900
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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.
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“OK, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

This sells itself as a sugar museum but within the winding trail through this old sugar mill there is a lot of information about the history of Mauritius - some of it relating to the sugar trade.

To take in all the information would require some hours and a good deal of concentration. It is still possible to see the old sugar producing machinery which is quite impressive. One small note is that towards the end of the tour it is necessary to go back down some stairs on which the top step is much higher than the rest - a fact which should be better signposted.

The sugar and/or rum tasting at the end are in the shop and, I suspect, designed primarily to entice you into buying some souvenirs.

Allow at least 45-60 minutes to do a whistle-stop tour and at least another hour or more to take in more of the information available.

I am not sure that this museum is worth a long trip on its own but, combined with a trip to the excellent (and neighbouring) Pamplemousse botanical gardens we would suggest that the sugar museum is a good way to spend an hour or so.

There is a restaurant (which we did not try).

Visited July 2013
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“Nice area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is a cosy place with an episode of the sugarcane industry era. There is much place for parking and there is a nice garden nearby.

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“Very informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

There is loads to get around here...the concentration does wander slightly as you get half way round. So much to take in and so little time. At the end you are rewarded wth a sugar tasting and then a rum tasting which revives the spirits somewhat!!

Visited June 2013
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“Not what we expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is more of a museum with exhibits and history amongst the factory equipment. At the end there is the opportunity to take different sugars which was really nice and some rum. There was no air con and the visit was very hot and humid.

Visited March 2013
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“History of Sugar and more...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the sugar museum. Exhibits were informative and detailed the history of sugar alongside the history of the island republic. Beautiful grounds too.

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