L' Aventure du Sucre

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Museum opening times and rates

Opening times

L’Aventure du Sucre museum is open from Monday to Saturday (including public holidays) from 10am to 4pm.

Last entry recommended: 3pm
Ticket office closes at 3:15pm

Duration of the visit

Exploring the museum can take from 45 minutes to a full three hours for a detailed tour. As well as access to the temporary exhibition, the entrance ticket includes tastings of over 30 sugar cane products in the Village Boutik, including natural brown sugars, New Grove’s 5-star rums, vanilla, and exotic jams and honeys.
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Museum rates

General rates:

  • Adult: 575 rupees
  • Child (6 to 13): 300 rupees (guide booklet with games included)
  • Youth (13 to 18): 300 rupees
  • Student (18 to 25): 300 rupees (upon presentation of a student ID)

Discounted tariffs are available for Mauritians and residents*:

  • Adult: 275 rupees
  • Child (6 to 13): 150 rupees
  • Youth (13 to 18): 150 rupees
  • Student (18 to 25): 150 rupees (upon presentation of a student ID)
  • Senior (+ 60): 150 rupees

These special rates are made possible by the sponsorship of our organisation to promote the culture and history of Mauritius among its residents.

*On presentation of valid identity card

Free entry:

  • Child less than 6 years old
  • Members of ICOM (upon presentation of the card with the sticker from the current year)
  • Journalist (upon presentation of a national or international press card)

Culture for all!

Our aim is to make culture accessible to all. We seek to include people who might otherwise struggle to access culture for economic or social reasons. Special rates are available to schools, associations, and other local organisations upon request.

Contact us for more information: administration@aventuredusucre.com

Guided tours of the museum

An interactive visit, as our guides share their passion for our history and heritage, and the secrets of sugar cane.

In addition to the entrance ticket (including access to the museum, the temporary exhibition, and the tastings), the guided tour costs 200 rupees per person (from 15 years old).

There is limited availability so prior reservation is advised. Contact us for more information: administration@aventuredusucre.com

Sessions (public holidays excepted) :
Monday – Thursday: 10:30am and 2pm
Friday: 2pm

Please be 15 minutes early for the tour.

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The cane cutting and mixology experience

A unique experience in the heart of the sugar cane plantations – learn how to cut the cane and make delicious cocktails with its juice!

This experience costs 600 rupees per person and is open to participants 15 years of age and older. The activity includes cane cutting and a cocktail workshop (alcoholic or alcohol-free). Participants under 18 years of age may not consume alcohol.

There is limited availability so prior reservation is advised. Contact us for more information: administration@aventuredusucre.com

Sessions (public holidays excepted):

  • Wednesdays: 10:30am
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Planned museum closures

The museum, the Village Boutik and Le Fangourin restaurant will be closed from 24th to the 26th December (included) and from 31st December to 2nd January (included).

Get to the museum

L’Aventure du Sucre stands in the heart of Beau Plan, an area famous for its rich historical and natural heritage, in the north of the island. Its neighbours include the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and the industrial remains of Beau Plan.

L’Aventure du Sucre can be accessed:

By taxi or by car

Turn off the M2 motorway at the Pamplemousses roundabout. Your vehicle can be parked in a big secure car park at the entrance of the museum.

By bus

Use the main bus routes in the region and get off at Beau Plan or Mahogany. The museum is a few minutes, on foot, away from the shopping centre.

Prepare your visit

Download our audioguide

The museum is a treasure trove of information on the history of Mauritius and of sugar cane. To get the most out of your visit, we recommend downloading our official app ‘L’Aventure du Sucre’ before your visit. Once you arrive, put on your headphones and immerse yourself in the secrets of Sugar Island.

The app will offer:

The app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play, and includes:

  • Detailed exploration of the main themes of the museum
  • Tasting information for natural brown sugars and rums

Available in:

French🇫🇷 English🇬🇧 German🇩🇪 Chinese🇨🇳 Russian🇷🇺 Italian🇮🇹 Spanish🇪🇸
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Families

Our exploration guide invites children to discover the history of Mauritius and its famous sugar cane while having fun. Throughout your visit, this educational guide helps young visitors to solve a series of riddles and sets them on the path to becoming a great explorer! The guide also contains an explanatory glossary, activities, delicious recipes, and original experiments to do at home.

Smaller children (2 to 6 years old) can enjoy their own experience with the specially created toddler’s tour and can have fun roaming through the museum!

Ask for these free visitor guides at the museum’s ticket office.

Educational visit

Are you the head of a school, a teacher (school, college, high school or university) or student who would like to turn your visit to the museum into a learning experience?

Contact us for more information: administration@aventuredusucre.com

Reduced mobility

Most parts of the museum are equipped to accommodate people with reduced mobility. A wheelchair is also available for visitors upon request.

Our audio guide, which can be downloaded online, ensures that visually impaired visitors can fully appreciate the tour.

To prepare for your visit or to ask any questions, please contact us directly: administration@aventuredusucre.com.

Private events

Professional or private receptions

The magnificent settings of L’Aventure du Sucre (museum and restaurant Le Fangourin) and the Domaine de la Villebague, the island’s oldest colonial house (1759), offer exceptional, unique and flexible spaces with beautiful views that are sure to make your event (weddings, anniversaries, gala dinners, company parties, etc.) unforgettable.

Our team puts its expertise and long experience at your service, offering tailor-made services (catering, logistics…) to ensure your every wish is fulfilled.

Leave a lasting impression on your guests with an authentic, personalised gourmet souvenir chosen from the selection of gifts in our Village Boutik.

Meetings, trainings or workshops

Our spaces are available for hire:

  • Restaurant Le Fangourin: a room equipped with air-conditioning and a projection screen can accommodate up to 20 people.
  • Domaine de La Villebague: a room equipped with air-conditioning, projector and a projection screen can host a maximum of 20 people.

We also offer catering:

  • Full meals or light snacks to suit your individual requirements: breakfast, coffee breaks, cocktail hours, lunch or dinner, all prepared and served by our team at Le Fangourin.
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Requesting a reservation

Do you wish to organise your wedding reception, a cocktail party, an evening event or a corporate function? L’Aventure du Sucre is the perfect place.

Contact us for a tailored quote on administration@aventuredusucre.com.