From a historic and cultural destination to a diversified business
The Domaine de Labourdonnais is a historic destination in Mauritius. With multiple activities revolving around its exceptional natural and cultural heritage, it has become a diversified business comprising four core activities: Leisure, Sports & Wellness, Agriculture & Processing and Real Estate.
Domaine de Labourdonnais is famous for its Château, real jewel of the Mauritian heritage. Built in 1856, the Château de Labourdonnais was inhabited by a Mauritian family for over 150 years. The beauty and historical character of this unique colonial monument, which has long aroused visitors’ interest, has led to a reflection on its cultural and historic value, as well as that of the superb estate on which it was located. Claude Fauque, a renowned French museologist, and Alexandre Fruh, a famous French scenographer, came up with a new strategy for Domaine de Labourdonnais, thereby positioning the Château as a must-to-visit destination in Mauritius. In 2006, the Château de Labourdonnais underwent major restoration works to be restored to its former glory.
Today, the Domaine de Labourdonnais has become one of the most attractive cultural places to visit in Mauritius. The whole estate, especially the Château, constitutes a real immersion in the 19th-century art of living in Mauritius. Lined on both sides by Intendance trees (Ficus Retusa), the path leading up to the Château invites visitors to discover a magical and cultural place where history, nature, gastronomy and Mauritian know-how come together.
Much more than a simple tourist attraction, thanks to its exceptional natural resources, its expertise and diversification strategy, Domaine de Labourdonnais has become a highly coveted place to live and work in the North of Mauritius.
Today, DDL is a reference in Mauritius when it comes to tourism, leisure activities, agriculture, local products manufacturing, catering, sports and wellness, and real estate. Old houses have also been renovated into offices, available for rent to all kind of businesses.