Le Domaine de Saint Aubin - A trip inside traditional Mauritius
In the south of the island, a few kilometers from Souillac, is the magnificent Domaine de Saint Aubin, overlooked by a beautiful 19th century colonial mansion.
The former home of the owners of the sugar plantation, it was built in 1819 near the factory with wood from demolished ships. The staircase leading upstairs was arranged around a ship's mast, and the attic frame is that of an old hull. In 1970, because of the noise pollution generated by an increasingly large sugar factory, the owners decided to move the house a few hundred meters, on the site it occupies today.
Inhabited successively by the various administrators of the estate, the house is now part of the architectural heritage of Mauritius. It has been transformed into a restaurant and welcomes under its veranda and its lounges, lovers of local and authentic cuisine.
It is around the old fireplace, a witness of the house’s past which still stands at the heart of the property, that a new little candy factory was built.
The plant allows visitors to discover all the stages of cane processing.
At the estate, you can also visit greenhouses of anthuriums and vanilla, take a botanical tour and enter the House of Vanilla, which updates the production process of the famous aromatic pod, and in the House of Rum where you will discover all the subtleties of the distillation of an agricultural rum: The rum Saint Aubin 1819. This traditional rum, made on site from the first juice of the cane, is oak-aged and can be white naturally or arranged with vanilla, coffee, coconut and spices.
This quality product is bottled using traditional methods and marketed on the property.
Recently, a playground for children and a mini farm have been set up in the garden, for the enjoyment of both adults and children!
- Experience: Visit of Le Domaine de St Aubin
- Price description and maximum participants:
12 Euro per. Adult
6 Euro per. Child (5-12 years)
For Visit + Lunch
35 Euro per. Adult
18 Euro per. Child (5-12 years)
- Included in the price:
Visit of Le Domaine de St Aubin + Rum Tasting
- Menu for lunch (if option is booked):
Homemade Ice tea
Starter: Palm Heart Salad and Smoked marlin, served with bread
Main Course: Chicken in Vanilla Sauce, sautéed vegetables,
Plain rice, lentil soup, mixed chutneys or pickles
Dessert: caramelized banana in toffee sauce
Tea, coffee, infusion
Beverage package: ½ bottle of water
- Opening days for activity:
Opened every day including Sundays and public holidays
- Start time, end time and duration:
Opened from 9 AM to 5 PM
A duration of aproximately 1 Hour 30 mins
- Location and/or meeting point/finishing point:
Le Domaine de St Aubin – Located St Aubin, Souillac
- Minimum age and/or requirements for kids:
Toddlers below 5 yrs are exempted.
It is not advisable for toddlers to visit factories. The Management cannot be held responsible in case of accidents.
- Transport to location:
- Reservation policy:
Booking 24 hours in advance.
- Cancellation Policy:
In case of no show, without giving a prior notice of 48 hours, the full amount will be claimed.