Pamplemousses Garden

The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and many species of palm trees.

The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants.

The 60-acre garden boasts 500 different species of plants, of which 80 are palms. Of particular interest are the giant water lilies, a spice garden and the Talipot Palms, said to flower every 60 years after which they die.

The deers and tortoises are sure to delight the youngsters, whilst an old French mansion, Chteau Mon Plaisir, and an old sugar mill conjure up pictures of Mauritius rich historical past.

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