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Enjoy the guided tour of this magnificent authentic colonial house with its lush gardens and cascading river as breathtaking background. As part of the visit and tour of the Eureka House you will enjoy Tour of the Eureka house (Maison Eureka)
A stroll in the Eureka gardens
Traditional Mauritian lunch at the Eureka House Restaurant (optional)
Eureka House is a unique Creole house built in 1830 located by the river of Moka. It is an elegant Créole residence originally owned by British and French aristocrats in the 19th century. It is reputed to be one of the largest houses on the island, with 109 doors and windows.
The visit of the Eureka Mansion and its grounds provides an intriguing glimpse into colonial life. The house is filled with antiques and photos of the period. It also has a magnificent garden surrounded by waterfalls of the Moka River.
The Eureka house was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1986. The house is constructed largely of wood and surrounded by a long, shady veranda. The extensive grounds consist of a curious mix of natural Mauritian plant life, including mango trees and palms, a waterfall and an English-style garden.
The museum has areas which are dedicated to music, art, antique maps, Chinese and Indian house wares and quirky contraptions like a colonial-era shower. You will have a tour of the house and its beautiful gardens.
The waterfalls and the river banks The Eureka house is much more than a house and museum, the property has grown into an attraction for both young and old nature lovers offering kilometers of tracks dedicated to footing. There are many small waterfalls, endemic plants, lush greenery which surrounds the house and rare specimens. The visitor enters a world of peace and calm.
Nowadays one can find at the Euréka grounds different palm trees, mango trees, and a gigantic damaras (agathis robusta) which is one of the most spectacular in Mauritius.
During the guided visit of the gardens, you will come across 4 wonderful small waterfalls. The river banks are the natural habitats for water lilies, ‘jacinte d’eau’, ‘bredes songes’. Under the water surface an intense marine life goes on for the ‘scampi, madame Céré’ (name derived from the wife of the governor Céré), tilapias, carp and eels which can be found in large quantities.
Strolling deeper into the garden, one can find the azaleas and the camellias as well as the endemic ochna from South Africa.
The Euréka House also hosts some rare endemic plants: Bois pipe, Bois colophane Bâtard, Bois en poudre, Makak, Manglier vert, Bois de Rivière, Bois puant, Bois de Clou, Bois de Pomme, Bois de Fer, Liane à gratter, Mapou. Some of the indigenous plants found are: ougères Adiantum Hispidulum, Bois mozambique, Bois sureau, Bois de Chandelle, Bois Bouquet Banané, Bois de Merle, Bois à trois feuilles, Bois chenille,
Bagatelle Mall is the leading shopping and retail destination in Mauritius.
Its dominant presence and comprehensive retail and leisure options attract diverse shoppers from all over the island. Bagatelle Mall merges the world’s most desirable brands, shopping convenience, entertainment, and everyday leisure, all in a comfortable and convenient setting.
Bagatelle Mall hosts the widest selection of specialty stores in Mauritius, thus offering the most engaging and compelling lifestyle shopping experience on the island. The spacious Food Court also gives hungry shoppers plenty of mouth-watering options.
Home & Leisure, the home décor node of the Bagatelle Mall precinct provides visitors with a selection of shops offering home accessories/deco/furniture and entertainment such as a theatre, bowling and indoor football playground.
Information Desk: An Information Desk is situated in the center of the Mall, close to the Food Court and the Cinemas.
Disabled Assistance: To ensure easy accessibility for physically challenged visitors and senior citizens, designated parking bays are provided at each entrance to Bagatelle Mall. Wheelchair facilities are available for physically handicapped people.
Parent and child facilities: There are private toilet facilities especially designed to accommodate parents and their children. These are ideal for fathers and daughters, or mothers and sons needing to use toilet facilities. There are also baby-changing facilities. These toilets are located next to the public toilets in the Mall.
Cost: From €55
Duration: 8 hours
Tour Type: Specific Tour
Group Size: 4 people
Languages: English, Francais
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