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Our three pledges of engagement:
#1. Preserving our heritage
#2. Sharing our culinary and gastronomic heritage
#3. Support for art and culture
Exploring the museum
L’Aventure du Sucre is a former sugar factory that has been carefully restored following its closure in 1999, after 200 years in operation. This heritage site is a trailblazer for cultural tourism in Mauritius; the eco-museum offers a 5,000 m² educational trail and ten themed interactive areas that invite visitors to discover the history of an island shaped by sugar and the secrets of sugar cane. This exceptional plant provides the raw material for sugar production, as well as numerous direct or indirect by-products, including rum, bagasse for electricity, and natural fertilisers.
With more than 100,000 visitors a year, L’Aventure du Sucre ranks among the unmissable attractions on the island.
- Accessible to all
- Guided tours
- Audioguide in 7 languages
- Trails for children and toddlers
- Temporary exhibitions
- Cane cutting and mixology experience
Mauritius’ history comes to life before your eyes
The guided tour
There is so much to see and learn at L’Aventure du Sucre! Listen carefully: our expert guides will tell you the island’s history and the secrets of the emblematic sugar cane. This guided tour offers a chance to share and discover the soul of our country…
Cane cutting and mixology experience
The Village Boutik
Local product tastings
Your visit to the L’Aventure du Sucre museum ends in style at the Village Boutik with a tasting that explores thirty gourmet Mauritian products key to the island’s identity: eleven exceptional unrefined sugars with natural vanilla, honey, or liquorice aromas, fifteen 5-star rums from the oldest distillery on the island – New Grove House – with distinctively round and smooth flavours, tropical jams and honeys, vanilla…
These products are the purest expression of the Mauritian land and are available for purchase at the Village Boutik. Discover them at L’Aventure du Sucre and pack your favourites in your suitcases to be enjoyed year-round!
Our partner artisans
Make a lasting impression on your guests or colleagues and partners by offering them an original and genuine present. A great idea for a training course but also for a birthday, a thank you present, a wedding present or any other special occasion!
Created with our artisan partners, our selection of presents reflects L’Aventure du Sucre: original, thoughtful, and delicious! These associations of local products are presented in elegant customizable gift boxes.
Le Fangourin restaurant
After visiting the museum, you are warmly invited to continue your immersion in Mauritian gastronomy with lunch or refreshments at Le Fangourin. The restaurant and tearoom – named for the first juice pressed from the sugar cane – offers an enchanting and peaceful tropical setting, with a breathtaking view of the Pieter Both mountains. The kitchen team offers a healthy, flavourful menu, inspired by fresh Mauritian products and the classics of Creole and French cuisine.
Under its veranda, taste delicately flavoured preparations. A delicious interlude crowned by a sophisticated selection of home-made desserts which use whole cane sugars as a base: the fabulous dark chocolate fondant with molasses sugar, and the delicious crème brûlée enlivened with fresh vanilla pod.
The dishes, as beautiful to look at as they are to eat, can boast of being prepared 100% on-site. The emphasis is on local ingredients, some of which come directly from the site’s organic vegetable garden: papaya, lettuce, rocket, leek, saffron, ginger, lemongrass, ayapana, pink berries, mint, chives, basil, and other herbs. Visitors are also encouraged to try the flavourful vegetarian dishes made from unusual local vegetables such as jackfruit, also known as vegan meat. A family address, with children’s menus at very reasonable prices.
Quench your thirst with one of Le Fangourin’s signature drinks – iced lemongrass from the garden, perhaps, or a cocktail made with tropical fruit and 5-star rums.