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Mauritius's Capital: Port Louis

Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius is every bit as charming as you would expect from such a pretty little tropical island.

Port Louis is quaint, just historic enough, but yet also small enough for you to wander around on foot, soaking up the hustle and bustle  - but not too much hustle and bustle.  This is a holiday island, after all.

Port Louis sits between the peak known as Signal Hill and the sea, and as good a place as any to begin exploring is at Le Caudan Waterfront. When the waterfront opened in the late 1990s, it was a source of much amazement, containing as it did possibly the first escalator in the country.  People from small villages in the interior of Mauritius came just to have a look at the escalator.

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