History and Culture

Claimed by the dutch in the year 1598, and occupied by the French, between 1715 to 1810, Mauritius was ruled by Great Britain from 1814 after the Treaty of Paris

The island gained independence from Britain in 1968 and was a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth ll as the Head of State.

Mauritius became a Republic island on March 12, 1992 with a democratic Government based on the west-minster Model. The head of the state of Mauritus is the President who is elected by the National Assembly and Mauritan Parliament. The government is headed by the prime Minister and a council of ministers.

General info

Geography: Mauritius, a volcanic and mountainous island in the Indian Ocean, lies 2000km (1240 miles) off the southeastern coast of Africa, due east of Madagascar. The island-state stands on what was once a land bridge between Asia and Africa called the Mascarene Archipelago. From the coast, the land rises to form a broad fertile plain on which sugar cane flourishes. Some 500km (310 miles) east is Rodrigues Island, while northeast are the Cargados Carajos Shoals and 900km (560 miles) to the north is Agalega.

Culture: Immigrants from Africa, India , France , Britain and China have brought along their cultures, languages, values and traditions when they settled on the island. The various ethnic groups make us a nation with more harmonious cultures.

Language: Most people in Mauritius are bilingual and are equally fluent in English and French. Creole and French are the main languages in the everyday environment and several oriental languages are spoken.

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Le Vacancier is a tourist service company and organization of activities and entertainment based in Mauritius, framed by tourism professionals.

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A6, Ibiza Complex, Wolmar, Flic en Flac




Office: +(230) 453 9856
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