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Le Morne Brabant

Who wouldn't want to live in Le Morne Brabant? Buying a residence in this coastal village is similar to buying one in a nature reserve. What more would a nature lover want than to be surrounded by mountains and wide open spaces? Decordier Immobilier (Mauritius) explains what makes the Morne Brabant so charming.

Le Morne Brabant, located in the south-west of Mauritius, is a symbol of history. A mountain with a peak at 556 metres above the sea, is steeped in its heavy past which is of paramount importance in the historical context, contains a sense of melancholy that has existed since the era of slavery. 

Many slaves, who were mainly from Africa, were forcibly brought to Mauritius under the French rule between 1639 and 1796. They were forced to work in sugar cane plantations and cut wood in ebony forests. While slavery was in full swing, many slaves fled. Some were killed while the lucky ones managed to hide in the mountains of Le Morne Brabant. Many survived until 1835, on February 1, the day on which slavery was abolished by the British. As some British officers were about to tell them the good news, the slaves believed they were going to be tortured and killed, so they decided to throw themselves off the mountain. Even today the mountain of Le Morne Brabant inspires Mauritians with a constant melancholy. Le Morne Brabant was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

The beauty of Le Morne Brabant
The Beach of Le Morne Brabant is a breathtaking world in itself. The sea water is absolutely divine, the sand is fine and unrivalled in whiteness. The view of the mountain sublimates the landscape. You will be captivated by the beauty of this place, especially in the late afternoon, during the sunsets.  So why not explore the place?

Small, affordable hotels can be found in the village of the Morne. There also are luxury hotels and very interesting services at low prices. A wide range of restaurants with divine food, craft shops and souvenir shops, can be found there.

Among the various activities which can be enjoyed in the Morne region, hiking remains among the most fulfilling. If you are looking for adrenaline, if you want to explore and discover the slave trail and hiding places, a hike to Le Morne Brabant is a must! Discover a very sumptuous landscape, the view from above is breathtaking. However, one should be in good shape.

You will be especially amazed by the exploration of the International Monument of the Slave Route, set in nature, not far from the mountain. Discover the rock carvings and sculptures of this beautiful place. In addition, the beach of Morne offers the opportunity to swim with dolphins, enjoy water sports such as scuba diving, sailing, kitesurfing, and to go for outings to the Ile aux Bénitiers, as well as guided tours to Chamarel, the seven coloured land. You will have the chance to share an incredible experience among Mauritians and discover the whole history of the island. Don’t wait any longer, visit Mauritius and Le Morne Brabant with your family and friends.

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