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Mauritius is a unique blend of cultures. This is the place where Europe meets India; Africa meets China. Its diverse heritage is reflected in the festivals, folklore and cuisine of the inhabitants. Mauritian dishes are a delicious fusion of flavours inspired from western colonists, local African ingredients and the aromas and tastes brought by the Chinese and Indian migrants. The Mauritian Sega is a ritualistic dance that celebrates the musical expression of joy and liveliness embraced by slaves during the colonist area, now adopted as the national dance. On the island, a number of beautiful Creole houses can be found beside Chinese pagodas, Indian temples or mosques. All of this on top of a tropical island filled with beautiful botanical gardens known for their indigenous and exotic plants, cascading waterfalls and beautiful beaches.

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Travel Tips from people who've been to Mauritius
Pays très pauvre, loin des images paradisiaques des hôtels.
Il faut se donner la peine de prendre un taxi pour faire toutes les petites villes, et prendre des petites pensions ou petits hôtels. Certes, vous n'aurez pas de grande et très belle plage, mais les gens sont géniaux!
Toute l'île est belle.
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La passe de La Pointe aux Canoniers est une merveille de la nature! un masque et un tuba vous suffiront pour toutes les sortes de poissons tropicaux multicolores, faite juste quand meme attention au courant mais quand la mer est calme, c'est une experience à vivre. Sinon, petit coup de coeur pour les hotels "Pointes aux canoniers". le site est magnifique, vous êtes situé à l'extrémité d'un "cap", les couché de soleil splendide  avec au large le Coin de mire, l'ile platte (tres belle ile au large de grand baie, lagon magnifique, sauvage, une excursion s'impose!), l'ile aux serpents... tres belle piscine, on y mange tres bien et les cocktails, jus de fruits sont delicieux. le club Med situé juste à coté (si mes souvenir sont bons) est l'un des plus reputé (il parait que depuis il y en a encore un autre qui s'est ouvert mais je ne le connait pas), tres bonne ambiance, pleins d'activités, comm d'hab avec le club med et pour la petite histoire il y a même Senna qui y a sejourné lol. Niveau restaurants mes souvenirs sont vagues, mais je me rappel du Cannibal qui se trouve sur la route grand baie- Pointe aux Canoniers. Mais aussi d'un restaurant chinois peu connu des touristes (sur la meme route mais plus proche de grand baie). C'est le meilleur restaurant chinois que j'ai mangé de ma vie! malheureusement j'ai oublié le nom.... Voili, voilou de mes souvenir de la pointe aux canoniers, ca fait 12 ans dejà que j'ai quitté Maurice donc ca a forcement changé un peu... Mais l'ile et les camarades me manque, Ki position kamarades?
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Shopping hours in our main cities range from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm (Monday-Saturday). Some shops are open till noon on Sundays and public holidays. The island’s reputation as a shopping paradise is enhanced by the diversity and quality of shopping opportunities.The number of tourists-only duty-free shops where passports and air tickets must be shown is on the increase. Prices are very reasonable. What can one buy in Mauritius? Models of old ships. Note : Airline companies charge for freight on ship models according to size and weight. Mauritius has an enviable reputation for textiles production, namely for pull-overs and knitwear. Leading brands of shirts, trousers, suits, dresses, suits for women, shorts or swimwear are sold at unbeatable prices. Basketwork, embroidery, pottery, cut stones and recycled glass are very much in demand. Those who love cooking will be able to take back fruit jellies, chillies, and other types of spices and pickles - delicious bits of raw vegetables soaked in oil, spices and chilly. Do not forget to buy some vanilla tea or rum. Only accredited shops are allowed to sell duty-free goods to tourists. Coffret des Iles, on the other hand, offers a wide range of gift-parcels ready to offer, home delivered in France, England and Germany within 72 hours. Your Coffret des Iles can also be purchased in most of the hotel’s shops or with your Tout Operator’s local representative.
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