Chateau De Labourdonnais
Chateau De Labourdonnais
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
At the heart of a magnificent natural estate, Château de Labourdonnais invites you to discover the nineteenth century Mauritian lifestyle. Beautifully restored, this grand mansion, built in 1859, promises a tour full of surprises through the island's history. You will walk along the gardens and orchards and visit an architectural treasure. You will then enjoy a tasting of our onsite products such as Rum, fruit juice, fruit paste and jam.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Pratik Gandhi
    Goa, India523 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Château de Labourdonnais: A Captivating Blend of History, Gardens, and Rum Delights
    Located in Mauritius, the Château de Labourdonnais is a museum that offers visitors a captivating glimpse into the country's rich history. In addition to exploring the museum, visitors can also take leisurely walks through the enchanting gardens and indulge in the delightful in-house Rum & Fruits Jams, which make for a delightful souvenir. During our visit, we had the opportunity to sample various flavors of rum, and the unique taste of "Calamondin" stood out, prompting us to bring a bottle home. While the overall experience was pleasant, I personally didn't find any standout features that made it particularly exceptional.
    Hello Pratik, we thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Have a nice afternoon. :)
    Written 4 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • BriDeehan
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent.Not to be missed.
    This beautifully restored Chateau is simply too good to be missed. Full of family history and the Parkland is just like the Chateau, superb. The restaurant is of an equal standard with excellent food, service and location. You need to book it though. Rum tasting included with the admission price is a real treat with the choice of dozens of rums all created at a distillery within the Estate.Souvenir shop staff reflect all of those we met. Happy and helpful. The Chateau is a shining jewel of Mauritius and we will visit again.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • xavenger
    Windermere, United Kingdom121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful historic house and estate - superb veranda, gardens and cafe/restaurant on site
    This is a beautiful house in beautiful gardens, with a decent amount of history set out in the house about how it came to be, the family that built it and the estate both in the past and now. There are strong French and British influences in the house though most of the furniture you see in there is probably not quite what it would have been back in 'its day'. Great if you like looking around historic properties, great if you like looking at plants/flowers - and with the opportunity to try (and buy) some rum which is made from sugar grown on the site. We were there for about 2.5 hours, could have stayed longer but were struggling with the heat, because we hadn't quite adjusted to the Mauritius climate at that point. Good few hours out, recommended.
    Hello xavenger, many thanks for your positive feedback and for recommending us. :) Have a nice day.
    Written 14 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Judy2510
    West Sussex, United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting and beautiful chateau and sugar estate
    Although the day was thwarted by cyclone candice so it intermittently rained heavily on this visit, the chateau was beautiful and the explanation of its restoration was fascinating, the family story over several generations in and around the chateau brought the place alive. The gardens were lovely and trees offered some protection from the rain. The rum tasting area was busy and a bit crowded and the shop offers really good quality products, however these cost more than going around the corner to the quarter des seres shopping area still on the same estate which surprised us.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 January 2024
  • Margaret
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History tour with expertise and smiles
    We took a guided tour of the chateau with Purdy, starting in an underground tunnel in the gardens to see how sugar cane used to be processed there, then moving into the chateau itself. What a beautiful place - so well restored, with such attention to detail. After the tour, we had an excellent lunch in the adjoining restaurant, then spent another hour looking at further displays and admiring the views from every corner of the upstairs verandah. Purdy was a wonderful, thoughtful guide with a wealth of information about the fascinating history of the family and the estate. This tour was one of the best excursions of our stay in Mauritius - a big thank you.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 January 2024
  • MELO1303
    Nottingham, United Kingdom26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The rude waiter spoilt the visit
    The chateau was beautiful and the information provided about the history and the film about the renovation were fantastic. It was lovely to wander around the house and gardens at our leisure because it was such a hot day. The ladies at the rum tasting were friendly and accommodating. The part that let the experience down was the rude and brusque server in the restaurant. As we entered the restaurant he came hurtling over to ask if he could help us. We told him we’d like lunch and he was so rude, pointing to a table out in the sun - there were other tables available inside. He basically ejected us from the restaurant as quickly as possible. It turns out that there was a conference on and the attendees were having lunch. What a difference it would have made of he’d have been pleasant instead of rude. Needless to say we left and had a delicious lunch 50 yards away at La Terrasse
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 February 2024
  • Fearless14439781923
    Perth, Australia2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice visit
    We took bus 215 from Grand Baie and the driver dropped us a short walk from the chateau. The house was very interesting as were the gardens. Visited the turtles but didn’t do the rum tasting. We had lunch at a nearby cafe in the shopping centre.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
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Fearless14439781923
Perth, Australia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We took bus 215 from Grand Baie and the driver dropped us a short walk from the chateau. The house was very interesting as were the gardens. Visited the turtles but didn’t do the rum tasting. We had lunch at a nearby cafe in the shopping centre.
Written 24 February 2024
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MELO1303
Nottingham, UK26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The chateau was beautiful and the information provided about the history and the film about the renovation were fantastic. It was lovely to wander around the house and gardens at our leisure because it was such a hot day. The ladies at the rum tasting were friendly and accommodating. The part that let the experience down was the rude and brusque server in the restaurant. As we entered the restaurant he came hurtling over to ask if he could help us. We told him we’d like lunch and he was so rude, pointing to a table out in the sun - there were other tables available inside. He basically ejected us from the restaurant as quickly as possible. It turns out that there was a conference on and the attendees were having lunch. What a difference it would have made of he’d have been pleasant instead of rude. Needless to say we left and had a delicious lunch 50 yards away at La Terrasse
Written 8 February 2024
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Margaret
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We took a guided tour of the chateau with Purdy, starting in an underground tunnel in the gardens to see how sugar cane used to be processed there, then moving into the chateau itself. What a beautiful place - so well restored, with such attention to detail.
After the tour, we had an excellent lunch in the adjoining restaurant, then spent another hour looking at further displays and admiring the views from every corner of the upstairs verandah.
Purdy was a wonderful, thoughtful guide with a wealth of information about the fascinating history of the family and the estate. This tour was one of the best excursions of our stay in Mauritius - a big thank you.
Written 28 January 2024
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Judy2510
West Sussex, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Although the day was thwarted by cyclone candice so it intermittently rained heavily on this visit, the chateau was beautiful and the explanation of its restoration was fascinating, the family story over several generations in and around the chateau brought the place alive. The gardens were lovely and trees offered some protection from the rain. The rum tasting area was busy and a bit crowded and the shop offers really good quality products, however these cost more than going around the corner to the quarter des seres shopping area still on the same estate which surprised us.
Written 24 January 2024
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MalAustralia1
Binningup, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
A wonderful historic place to visit, extremely reasonable entry fee which included rhum tasting, bargain. The chateau is spectacular and was very interesting to learn of the history of the rebuild. The gardens were super, some of the trees were magnificent. We then had the tastings which were very good and ended up having lunch at the restaurant, the food was very good, although for me the desert was Superb, I have never tasting such a awesome crème brûlée.
Written 2 January 2024
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Hello, we thank you for your positive feedback and we are glad that you had a nice time there. :) Have a nice day.
Written 14 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

xavenger
Windermere, UK121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a beautiful house in beautiful gardens, with a decent amount of history set out in the house about how it came to be, the family that built it and the estate both in the past and now. There are strong French and British influences in the house though most of the furniture you see in there is probably not quite what it would have been back in 'its day'. Great if you like looking around historic properties, great if you like looking at plants/flowers - and with the opportunity to try (and buy) some rum which is made from sugar grown on the site. We were there for about 2.5 hours, could have stayed longer but were struggling with the heat, because we hadn't quite adjusted to the Mauritius climate at that point. Good few hours out, recommended.
Written 30 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hello xavenger, many thanks for your positive feedback and for recommending us. :) Have a nice day.
Written 14 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Louise D
New York City, NY21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Very well preserved house and grounds with excellent self guiding options. Beautiful botanical garden as well. Rum tasting was excellent too. Highly recommended to understand the history of a family that lay a strong foundation for the economic growth of Mauritius
Written 20 December 2023
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BriDeehan
East Yorkshire, England30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This beautifully restored Chateau is simply too good to be missed. Full of family history and the Parkland is just like the Chateau, superb.
The restaurant is of an equal standard with excellent food, service and location. You need to book it though.
Rum tasting included with the admission price is a real treat with the choice of dozens of rums all created at a distillery within the Estate.Souvenir shop staff reflect all of those we met. Happy and helpful.
The Chateau is a shining jewel of Mauritius and we will visit again.
Written 30 November 2023
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Pioneer689692
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We really loved to visit the Chateau, it was very educational. The garden and the variety of mango trees and others is impressive.
The only thing that shouldn't have been there was the animals in small cages, makes no sense, especially the crow that look terrified. Such a majestic and intelligent animal should not live in a cage.
The staff was very friendly tough.
Written 27 November 2023
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Robyn P
New York City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Amazing house and restaurant. Fabulous experience. Loved the garden, the history. It was a highlight of Mauritius trip. Highly recomenr
Written 12 September 2023
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