LEISURE

 

With its leisure activities, Domaine de Labourdonnais offers visitors a historical, cultural and culinary discovery, and proposes rental facilities for all type of events.

 

Domaine de Labourdonnais invites to an immersion in the 19th century art of living in Mauritius, with a visit to the famous Château de Labourdonnais and its exceptional natural environment. Visitors can explore the gardens and orchards, discovering – in addition to endemic plants – some fifty varieties of century-old mango trees, a selection of spice plants and trees bearing different exotic fruits. The visit of the Château ends at the tasting bar, where visitors can taste the 100% Mauritian products manufactured at Les Vergers de Labourdonnais and La Distillerie de Labourdonnais. Visitors can also enjoy the experience aboard the Labourdonnais Express, a little train that travels through the estate.

 

Domaine de Labourdonnais allows visitors to have breakfast and lunch at La Terrasse, a café offering both Mauritian and European dishes. Alternatively, they are invited to discover the gastronomic cuisine prepared at La Table du Château. Visitors can also stock up on Domaine de Labourdonnais products, available at La Corbeille, a delicatessen offering a large selection of local, artisanal and organic products.

 

Domaine de Labourdonnais also offers visitors the opportunity to take advantage of its exceptional setting for all type of events, by renting the Château’s gardens or restaurant for weddings, corporate events and other receptions. The Ernest Wiehe conference room is ideal for professional events like conventions, exhibitions, seminars or training courses.

The Château de Labourdonnais

The Château de Labourdonnais, real jewel of the Mauritian heritage, is an emblematic destination in the North of Mauritius. Every year, it attracts many visitors who are curious to discover its rich history and hosts many private and professional receptions and events.

 

Visiting the Château de Labourdonnais and its surroundings

Built in 1856 and inhabited by a Mauritian family for over 150 years, the Château de Labourdonnais invites visitors to discover the 19th-century art of living in Mauritius.

The visit does not stop inside the Château de Labourdonnais. Visitors are also invited to discover the sublime estate housing the Mauritian colonial building; a magical place cut off from the world, where history, nature, gastronomy and Mauritian know-how come together.

Many Intendance trees (Ficus Retusa) board the path leading up to the Château de Labourdonnais, where an exciting historical and cultural visit awaits. While walking or during your trip aboard the Labourdonnais Express, the little train that travels through Domaine de Labourdonnais, its gardens and orchards, visitors are invited to discover the surroundings of the Château and its exceptional natural setting. Giant turtles resting peacefully in the sun can usually be spotted at the heart of the old park. The visit ends with a tasting of 100% Mauritian products – jams, fruit pastes and juices, and rums – made by Les Vergers de Labourdonnais and La Distillerie de Labourdonnais.

A few metres away from the Château, visitors can try out gourmet meals prepared by Italian chef Fabio de Poli at La Table du Château, or stock up on local delicacies and souvenirs at La Boutique du Château.

Tailor-made packages are available for groups wishing to discover the Château and Domaine de Labourdonnais differently. Innovative and fun activities are designed to extend the visit; blind tastings of 100% Mauritian products or the making of in-house rum, which visitors can then bring home in a souvenir bottle, are favourites among visitors.

Labourdonnais Express

Climb aboard the Labourdonnais Express and enjoy a fresh and entertaining way discovering the Domaine de Labourdonnais. The Express offers a 45-minute guided tour of the estate’s gardens and orchards, complete with a fruit paste and juice tasting session.

Private tours are available upon request.
Capacity: 15 adults

Important notice: Bookings are compulsory to ride the Labourdonnais Express.

Renting the Château de Labourdonnais for your events

The Château de Labourdonnais’ gardens and restaurant, La Table du Château, can host all kind of events and receptions: weddings, cocktails, concerts…

Domaine de Labourdonnais also responds to tailor-made event requests, going from the rental of the venue to full support in the installation of temporary structures, the rental of relevant equipment, flower arrangements and entertainment.

The gastronomic restaurant, La Table du Château, offers catering services comprising refined and personalized menus for all types of receptions, including a wide selection of appetizers and more gastronomic dishes.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 5pm (last admission at 4pm)

Contact:
T: +230 266 30 07
E: [email protected] / [email protected]

La Table du Château

Mixing tradition and modernity, chef Fabio de Poli offers a creative and innovative menu inspired by old family recipes and made using the fruits and vegetables harvested on the Domaine de Labourdonnais. La Table du Château’s gastronomic cuisine is rather surprising, using citrus fruits, herbs and spices, as well as exotic fruity flavours.

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 8am – 11pm
Sunday: 8am – 5pm

Bookings are compulsory for supper.

Contact:
T: +230 266 71 72
E: [email protected]

La Boutique du Château

La Boutique du Château offers many typically Mauritian souvenirs and gifts, as well as Domaine de Labourdonnais products, local craftsmen’s confections, clothes and decorative objects.

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Contact:
T: +230 266 30 07
E: [email protected]

La Terrasse

La Terrasse, located two minutes away from the Château, is a warm café with a convivial atmosphere. It offers a simple and tasty cuisine, comprising typical Mauritian dishes and other more European options like salads, sandwiches, paninis, toasties, quiches and pasta. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee breaks, La Terrasse is a peaceful place full of charm.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:45 am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 12:30pm

Contact:
T: +230 266 30 08 / +230 266 84 95
E: [email protected]

La Corbeille

La Corbeille is a delicatessen offering a variety of local products, including those made by Les Vergers de Labourdonnais and La Distillerie de Labourdonnais – jams, fruit pastes and juices, rums as well as a selection of imported products. La Corbeille also offers fruits & vegetables, ensuring it sells only the freshest ingredients and greatest quality products.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 12:30pm

Contact:
T: +230 266 30 04
E: [email protected]

The Ernest Wiehe conference room

The Ernest Wiehe conference room is a reception area located at the heart of Domaine de Labourdonnais. Available for rental, it can host various receptions and is the ideal space for conferences, training sessions or exhibitions. This 100-m² room can accommodate up to a hundred people, providing all necessary audio and video equipment for dedicated events.

Other services are also offered, including catering and other event requirements. Parking spaces are available, benefiting – just like the Ernest Wiehe conference room – from 24-hour security.

Contact:
T: +230 266 30 07
E: [email protected] / [email protected]