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Le Caudan Waterfront - Mauritius
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Assisted by: Groundspeak Premium Member god_herodes
S 20° 09.677 E 057° 30.003
40K E 552254 N 7770592
Quick Description: Facing the harbour, at the heart of the capital city of Port-Louis this premier area with 170 shops, boutiques and entertainment venues, this has become a popular spot for tourists looking for bargains, and lively entertainment.
Location: Mauritius
Date Posted: 11/9/2009 3:52:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM7MEH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
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 Le Caudan Waterfront - posted by god_herodes

Long Description:
From the Mauritius official tourism site

"Caudan Waterfront. During the past years the Caudan Waterfront has become an unavoidable route for those who wish to have a taste of the best of Mauritius. Offering more than just rows of shops and restaurants Caudan Waterfront also enables you to discover Mauritian expertise in all fields, as you stroll around the area. Fast food or gourmet cooking, jewelery and local crafts, everything to suit all tastes."

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From the Official Le Caudan site

Facing the harbour, at the heart of the capital city of Port-Louis., Le Caudan Waterfont has become an essential actor of the vivid tourism and cultural life in Mauritius. With its 170 boutiques, it is a shopper's must. It is also a real melting pot for local artists, tasty cuisine experience and family entertainment while its marina welcomes boats from all over the world.

The name of Le Caudan Waterfront comes from a past figure: Jean Dominique Michel de Caudan who came to former Isle de France from Languedoc (a department in France). He started a salt pan in 1726, close to a small bay at the south-west of Port-Louis. This area, now known as the Robert Edward Hart Garden, is situated on the entrance road to Le Caudan Waterfront.

A historical site, the peninsula called Le Caudan was created around a fossil coral islet, hosting over the last 250 years a powder magazine, an astronomic and meteorological observatory, quays, warehouses, various small enterprises and the present commercial center, officially inaugurated on 25th November 1996.

This popular harbour area was living according to the rhythm of the sugar industry until the creation of the Bulk sugar Terminal in 1980. From these 150 years of millions of sugar bags transiiting by boat, by train or by trucks, carried by hundreds hands, only a few old walls are still standing and speak to the mind...

From the Travel Maps of the World Site

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Le Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius owes its nomenclature to the name of a person called Jean Domenica Michel de Caudan, who came to this island from Languedoc for trading purposes and became very famous. He was a renowned salt maker by trade. Le Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius is today known as the Garden Robert Edward Hart. This is one of the famous commercial areas in Mauritius and is situated at the Caudan Waterfront road.

The harmonious architecture of Caudan dictates the spirit of the complex. The nine hectares of Le Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius has six buildings which include the House, gathering stores, coffees and the cinema; the Observatory, including spaces of restoration; the Casino, with the original appearance of a pirate boat; Labourdonnais, a luxury hotel; Barkly Wharf, central building, joining together various trade (textile, services, leisure, artisan market). There is also an information counter inside the complex for the convenience of the tourists.

Le Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius is one place catering to the requirements of all those looking for casinos, restaurants and shopping in Mauritius. This is one of the most happening tourist attractions of Mauritius and is a must visit for the all the tourists. Caudan Waterfront is not only a tourist attraction but also a popular business district.
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Hours of Operation:
Hours of the various venues in this area vary.

Admission Prices:
No admission to the general area.

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Half of a day (2-5 hours)

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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