cropped-P1000039.jpgNice trip to the South of the island.

Visited Mahebourg and Vieux Grand Port areas. Mahebourg is famous for the 1810 naval battle at Grand Port between the French navy and British Royal Navy. The Mahebourg naval museum is a must for any visitors and displays many artefacts found from shipwrecks in the bay.

Vieux Grand Port is the place where the first Dutch settlers built a fort around 1638. The fort was later enhanced and used by the French after the Dutch departed.

5 thoughts on “Excursion”

  1. Thanks for the accurate account of my birthplace and its history, i cannot wait to be back to the island and i am now planning to be back there in October/NovemberπŸ˜€βœˆοΈπŸŒ΄β›΅οΈπŸŠπŸ„πŸŒ΄πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ί

    1. A real pleasure visiting these places full of history. I look forward to meeting-up with you on your next trip.

      1. Sure Mike, i will be at my sister’s place at La Caverne from the 6th October, we’ll have to meet for a chat and a beer! Looking forward to see you my friend!

  2. I never knew about this, Mike. I imagine this is history not very well know.
    I was born on an island and those small boats brought back wonderful memories.

    1. Glad you like it. Indeed, that naval battle was a unique one where the French got the upper-hand and it is recorded on their monument Arc De Triomphe in Paris.

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