Mauritius would not be the same without the greatest love story of all times !
The day starts at 08.30 a.m. from any location of the island and ends at 04.00 p.m.
We take you on a journey back to the time of Paul & Virginie, starting at the village of Creve Coeur, passing through Long Mountain, the foot of Pieter Both, pineapple plantations in Les Mariannes to admire a panoramic view of La Nicoliere and the northern islands before reaching the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Graden, with its giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and Talipot palm trees. You will explore Poudre D'Or, where the statue of Paul and Virginie can be found and will even be able to take home either the beautiful book of Paul & Virginie Story or a printed resume of the story.
The excursion ends at Tante Athalie the best-known table d'hôte in the area where you will enjoy a typical creole meal.(Optional Lunch)
The garden is filled with vintage cars and enjoys a peaceful atmosphere.
The road leading to the village from the north emphasizes on green sugar cane fields in the foreground and a spendide view of the mountain range in the background. And this single road leading to the village provide a feeling of tunneling. By interpretation, the name ‘Creve Coeur’ (french) means ‘Broken Heart’, but this naming might be erroneous or of a different meaning if you visit the village.
It is the most iconic mountain in Mauritius and the second highest after Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire. It is named after Pieter Both who was the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies before dying in a shipwreck on his way home. Its majestic beauty is often depicted on Mauritius postcards. The Pieter Both mountain attracts thousands of nature lovers, both for hiking adventures and its breath taking views.
It is a reservoir(s) and is located in Pamplemousses, Mauritius. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 384 metres.Surrounded by nature preserved hillsides, La Nicolière has numerous viewpoints and has become a nature spot where mostly locals like to have a nice afternoon walk to breathe in some fresh air and enjoy the peacefulness of the environment.
This is undoubtedly one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. Created over 300 years ago by the famous French botanist Pierre Poivre, the garden is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere and boasts a plethora of indigenous plants. See if you can spot Pierre Poivre’s statue in the gardens. Count yourself extremely fortunate if you happen to see the Talipot Palm, which blooms once every 30 to 80 years! There are also giant tortoises, Java Deer, and the spectacular water lilies.
Paul et Virginie is a novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, first published in 1788.This famous novel by the French author, is forever associated with Mauritius and the mythical story of these two lovers is a masterpiece of world literature.We will make you discover this incredible story as well as the statue found in Pamplemousse.