Trip to La Citadelle


Also known Fort Adelaide, La Citadelle’s construction started in November 1835 and was completed some years after. This fort was actually never used, except for the accommodation of small garrisons from time to time. La Citadelle was built in a strategic location overlooking the harbour of Port Louis which made it easy to look out for any incoming enemy vessels. High up where the fort is located, we can nowadays appreciate most of the capital’s architecture. There is an underground tunnel which links this historical place to the harbour. The British are thought to have built this fort in fear of a civil war from the remaining French settlers who were still living on the island. On top of this vintage point, you  can find old buildings facing modern skyscrapers. People can also enjoy the beautiful view of the Champs de Mars, Mauritius’ hippodrome.






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