Villa Vakoa - Pointe d'Esny - Mauritius

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There is a lot of Activities in the surroundings of Pointe d'Esny.

Naval Museum of Mahebourg

The colonial mansion housing the National History Museum, just south of the Mah├ębourg centre, used to belong to the Robillard family and played an important part in the island's history. It was here in 1810 that the injured commanders of the French and English fleets were taken for treatment after the Battle of Vieux Grand Port, the only naval battle in which the French got the upper hand over their British foes.

Visit the Naval Museum of Mahebourg - Mauritius

The story of the victory is retold in the museum, along with salvaged items - cannons, grapeshot and the all-important wine bottles - from the British frigate Magicienne, which sank in the battle.

The Naval Museum of Mauritius contains the reminiscences of the French colonial empire and the replicas of the ancillary that were used in the historical battle. The interesting aspects of the Naval Museum of Mahebourg lie not solely in its collection of exhibits, but also in its history as a building. Erected in the 1760's, the fine colonial mansion was built by Mr. Jean De Robillard in the typical style of the era. It is worthwhile to see both the exterior of the building and the different exhibitions.

Contact Details:
Royal Road, Mah├ębourg, Mauritius
Tel: (230) 631 9329

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