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Place to visit
Grand baie market
Church in Cap-malheureux (famous church)
Grand Baie Bazaar Overview
Situated right in the heart of Mauritius is the Grand Baie Bazaar which is a great place to buy local Mauritian arts and handicrafts.
This market has many stalls from where you can pick up clothes, T shirts, quirky souvenirs and gifts to take back home.
When in this market do make it a point to pick up bags, locally crafted jewellery, fabrics and handicrafts. If all the shopping has
made you hungry, then don’t worry as there are numerous stalls around the market from where you can savour freshly prepared
Discover one of the most beautiful beach in the north of Mauritius
Pereybere is a small beach located in the north of Mauritius; you will find it easily along the coast road between Grand Bay and Cap
Malheureux. Pereybere is one of the most popular beaches of Grand Bay where you will find a variety of water sports, a translucent
turquoise sea and white sandy beach. Pereybere is a small creek very popular among tourists and locals who attend in large
numbers during the week and especially on weekends. A dip in the clear water of this little corner of paradise and you’ll be in love
with this beach of timeless and enchanting beauty.
Pereybere is the beach recommended for family swimming, a quiet place with a calm sea, the beach is ideal for children and
inexperienced swimmers. You will find vendors of exotic fruits, ice cream merchants near the beach and nearby restaurants offering
Stay hydrated and apply sunscreen regularly to avoid sunburn, you can put yourself in the shade of coconut trees during major heat
waves or rent a deckchair on the beach to relax for a while before diving again in the turquoise waters of Pereybere gem beauty for
lovers of the beautiful beaches of Mauritius
The nudist is prohibited, but topless sunbathing is accepted. The best time to visit the beach of Pereybere is early in the morning
from 9:00 to 12:00 or in the afternoon from 14:00 to 17:00.
Activities at Pereybere:
Deep sea fishing
About the Red Church at Cap Malheureux
One of the most renowned churches in Mauritius is the Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Chapel, a Roman Catholic Church famous for its
vivid red roof against the bright turquoise sea and azure sky.
Located ten minutes from Grand Bay is the small fishing village of Cap Malheureux. It translates to “Unfortunate/Unhappy Cape”,
due to the numerous ships, which floundered there in the past.
The Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Church is famous for its lovely red roof, which attracts many curious passers-by and offers a
picturesque background for worthy snapshots. This simple chapel was founded in 1938 and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is
situated ideally at the very northern point of Mauritius, offering breathtaking views of the five northern islets, including Coin de Mire
This Roman Catholic Church draws in a lot of visitors as well as worshippers. On Sunday mornings, many tourists can be found
joining the mass. The church, as well as the beach behind the church is a popular spot for newlyweds to have their pictures taken-
so it is not uncommon to run into couples here. The beach behind allows you to soak up the sun and enjoy the view, while the kids
can play in the white sand and discover aquatic life in the rock pools. Fishermen are also frequently docking, with a fresh catch.
History of the Red Church at Cap Malheureux
The name of the red-roofed church is attributed to many sources. Some say that it was named, following the sinking of the vessel
Saint Geran on the 18 August 1744, which inspired Bernardin de St Pierre to write his famous novel ‘’ Paul and Virginie ‘’. While
others believe it owes its name to the numerous shipwrecks that occurred in this area at the beginning of the colonization of the
It is also a historical point that marks the landing of the British onto the island in 1810, to attack the French. The French who
occupied the island then, from 1710 to 1810, named it the Cape of Misfortune after the British surprised them by attacking the north
of the island instead of the island’s harbour in Mahébourg and took possession of the island.
About Cap Malheureux
This small village has a real paradisiac setting with its beach and its fishermen moving about. The area is made of a few private
villas and shelters a marine cemetery, a Hindu temple and the famous red-roofed Chapel of Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice, which is found
on many postcards and on all tourists’ guides.
About our drivers:
All our drivers speak fluent English and French
Our drivers are Mauritians and will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
All drivers are very professional, time-efficient and friendly.
North Tours (Client From North Only) Choice 1
Cost: From €55
Duration: 8 hours
Tour Type: Specific Tour
Group Size: 4 people
Languages: English, Francais
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