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Parc Francois Leguat

#2 of 19 things to do in Rodrigues Island Features Animals
Anse Quitor, Mauritius
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Beautiful place to see conservation in action

I was happy to work there for 3 months and I fell in love with that place. The people are very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Well maintained and good visit

Only guided visit allowed but plenty of interaction . Do the tortoise canyon plus the caves if you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
r c
Port Louis
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Anse Quitor, Mauritius
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was happy to work there for 3 months and I fell in love with that place. The people are very friendly and the nature is just amazing. They did an excellent job in reforesting the barren land and walking with the giant tortoises is...More

Thank 737Andi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only guided visit allowed but plenty of interaction . Do the tortoise canyon plus the caves if you are able as there is easily 1.5 hours of walking on uneven grounds. Lively place for sure we enjoyed it. The guide was knowledgeable and very funny.

Thank r c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before starting the visit we visited the museum, where you can read interesting information about the extinct animals of Rodrigues. We then started the visit with a briefing about the history of the different giant turtles, and viewing the baby turtles. We then moved to...More

Thank 10dede
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting but a bit tiresome for little kids as you have long hours to walk. Very picturesque with nice photos

Thank Vidoola B
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Do not miss this sanctuary if you're on Rogrigues. It's really special wandering around, surrounded by these friendly giant tortoises. They follow you around like puppies, and demand you stroke their necks.

Thank KiwiEmFromMelb
Reviewed May 23, 2017

300 years ,this is a " Normal " Age or life expectation for a giant turtle,and there are many of them in this jewel of a nature reserve. Very good guides, nice Little eatery ,interesting Museum and friendly personell. The Setting of the turtle Habitat...More

Thank ovotherm
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Unique place in the region. Wonderful setting! Sublime cave! Guides very professional. Interesting museum

Thank charlesmeunier
Reviewed May 9, 2017

A visit to the reserve is in two parts: in the first hour you get to meet a lot of tortoises and even the opportunity to meet them, The second hour is spent visiting La Grande Caverne (not to be confused with Caverne Patate). The...More

Thank Anishta H
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This place is worth a visit and worth supporting as it is a sanctuary for tortoises and the local people are trying to undo the past and showcase what Rodrigues would have been like before the arrival of humans - a NOBLE attempt. Well done...More

Thank Mike Y
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

The park is of a very very high standard. Tortoises are very well treated and the staff is very well trained and know their subject. Avoid at all cost eating their as the restaurant ha a very limited offer and poor quality food.

Thank Pascal C
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Lisa V
April 21, 2017|
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Response from mario k | Reviewed this property |
Normally by plane ATR 72. you can book on the commercial cargo ship that visit the Rodrigues from Mauritius every three weeks or so, stopping in Rodrigues for a day or two from Port Louis Harbour in Mauritius to Port... More
Mike J
April 10, 2017|
Response from Natalee2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an admission fee.