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Daily Flights to four Continents and the South-west Indian Ocean

The Entrance of Blue Penny Museum

With a well-developed tourism sector Mauritians benefit from daily flights to four continents, but you do not have to travel far to encounter great wonders of the world, whether created by nature or man-made. Just consider the region of the South-west Indian Ocean and countries such a Madagascar, South Africa, Mozambique or island nations such as Reunion, Seychelles or our own sister island Rodrigues – all destinations that you ought to include on your travel wish list.

Mauritius has numerous travel agencies that offer flight tickets and package tours, and it can be beneficial to use their services considering their knowledge and the availability of special offers. If you are the type of person that likes to plan your vacation yourself and book your own flight tickets, you can do that directly with the many airlines that service Mauritius.


Visiting Blue Penny museum of Mauritius

The second room of the museum is named "A Highly Coveted Land", and exhibits a wealth of original engravings, charts and artefacts highlighting the main stages of the island's three successive periods of occupation, from the arrival of the Dutch in 1598 to the conquest of the ‘Isle de France’ by the British in 1810.

The collection then moves on to 19th century Port Louis, with lithographs, prints and watercolours depicting the bustling port, pleasant walks in the outlying areas of the capital and roads swarming with tradesmen and passers-by, and all the amazing aspects of an expanding city, full of shops and attractive buildings. All of these images are accompanied by comparative present-day photographs and the contrast is striking and can elicit a mixture of nostalgia and yearning for a bygone age.