Aventure du sucre
L’Aventure du Sucre is found in Pamplemousses in the North of the island near the SSR Botanical Garden. It consists of the former Beau Plan Sugar Factory converted into one of the best museums in Mauritius which covers the history of sugar on the island, history of Mauritius, slavery, and the rum trade among others.
The tour starts by retracing the history of Mauritius from the Dutch to the British rule via the French occupation. The history heads towards the technology stand explaining the industrial process of extracting sugar from the sugar cane. This reconverted factory has preserved some of its past structures and equipments with some additional features including informative panels like videos, pictures and interactive areas which are popular among children.
You may also choose an interesting souvenir in the museum boutique. These include specialsugars which you can taste before purchasing them as souvenir or gift packs. Different flavoured rums are also on sale in the boutique. There are also local sweets, tropical fruit jams and honey from Rodrigues.
The restaurant, Le Fangourin, invites you to end the day in a nice atmosphere. Situated in the middle of the estate, Le Fangourin restaurant provides a wide choice of delicious traditional food seated under a veranda with a stunning view of the peaceful garden and with the magnificent panoramic view of the Pieter Both mountain as background.