The Central Market

Local Markets

  • Corderie Street
  • Port Louis
The Central Market
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Known to locals as “Bazaar Port Louis,” it is located, as its name suggests, in the capital city. Along the Rue La Corderie, several hawkers pave the way to the market, selling sundries or clothes. Much like in other markets in the Middle East or Asia, you will have to make yourself thin to get through the narrow passage. Sheltered from the infernal din at ground level, the souvenir section of the market unfolds itself upstairs. Artisanal jewelry, glass sculptures, local clothing, musical instruments, and preserves are among the great array of gifts on offer. Sharpen your bargaining skills and you are guaranteed to shred at least a third of the original price!

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