Passeport & visa
Anyone making a trip to Mauritius must hold a passport valid for six months after the return date and have a return ticket. Nationals of the European Union do not need a visa.
[(Until December 31, 2010, French citizens wishing to travel to Mauritius can now do so simply with valid ID, without registration. Today, this new initiative is for all the French in possession of an identity card and for all types of travelers without any restrictions. French nationals carry just (…)
In Mauritius, as in all Indian Ocean islands, the seasons are reversed from the Northern Hemisphere. When it is winter in France, it’s summer in Mauritius!
The year is divided into two major seasons: austral summer and austral winter … Even if temperatures vary little between the two seasons, we are far from the winter temperatures in Europe … Mauritius benefits from the pleasant soft tropical weather of the southern hemisphere.
October, November, December in Mauritius: the (…)
The official language of the island is English and is used in the administration, but Mauritians practice in daily life, Creole and French, the majority of the population is also bilingual.
Mauritius is four hours ahead of time on the Greenwich (GMT) and 3:00 on continental Europe.
Compared to France, Mauritius is ahead by 3 hours in winter and two hours in summer. So when it is 12 in France, it is 3 pm in Mauritius in winter and 2 pm in summer.
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The currency is the Mauritian rupee (Rs), divided into 100 cents (cents). 1 euro is about the value of 40 rupees..
There are coins of 1, 5, 10 and 20 rupees, and 5, 20 and 50 under. The Notes are in denominations of 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000 rupees.
No restrictions are imposed on imports of foreign currency in the form of bank drafts, letters of credit, traveler’s checks.
Credit cards are accepted by banks and most hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. (…)
No vaccinations are required for travelers coming from Europe. There is no malaria risk in Mauritius or Rodrigues destination … extremely reassuring.
Pharmacies are very numerous, they are generally open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 6 or 7 pm..
Même si elle est potable, évitez de boire l’eau du robinet. Even if the water is drinking, avoid drinking tap water.
Tel. Ambulance : 114 - Tel. Police : 999
Tel. Fire: 115 - Tél. UAS : 114
Tel. Tourist Police: (…)
More than 2000 kilometers of roads are paved, so we can make a lot of circuits around the island.
Means of transport The receptive, represented in most hotels, are in charge of your transfers and provide organized tours around the island with visits of the main sites from the hotels.
You can also move or visit the island via the services of taxis (information from hotels). These apply a European rate.
You can also move or visit the island via the services of taxis (information from (…)
Mauritius, a shopper’s paradise!
The island’s reputation as a shopping paradise has been strengthened by the diversity and quality of shopping.
You can find almost everywhere in Mauritius, many markets, malls, specialty shops, craft shops, art galleries and numerous shops offering original products of high quality at very attractive prices
Duty Free Shop
Duty-free shops, reserved for tourists with their passports and their airline ticket, have multiplied in recent years and prices that (…)