ATTRACTIONS Pamplemousses

L'Aventure du Sucre

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  • Beau Plan
  • B18
  • Pamplemousses
L'Aventure du Sucre
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The original factory was founded in 1797 and only ceased working in 1999. Most of the machinery is still in place, and former workers are on hand to answer questions about the factory and the complicated process of turning sugar cane into crystals. There are also videos and interactive displays as well as quizzes for children. At the end of the visit you can taste some of the 15 varieties of unrefined sugar, two of which were invented in Mauritius.

Once lusted after as much as gold, as much sought after as Indian spices, as sweet on the palate as silk is round a woman’s neck, sugar has enjoyed an extraordinary existence, leaving a profound impression on the history and identity of Mauritius. Travelling through the museum, visitors learn about the deeply intertwined history of sugar and Mauritius, how it has all led to the harmonious, smiling and multicultural society it is today.

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