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Notes on the Geography of Mauritius: Mauritius 2: World of Sugar: Photo 21

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Yes, it was a driveway, specifically the driveway of the Chateau de Labourdonnais, a restored plantation house from 1859 and now on the tourist circuit. The original concession here was made in 1777, but it took another 40 years for sugar to be produced. An early owner, Jacques de Chasteigner Du Mée, named the estate in honor of La Bourdonnais, the ill-fated founder of the French settlement of Mauritius, but the house was built by a still later owner, Christian Wiehe, who bought the estate in 1854. We're near Mapou, very roughly halfway between Pieter Both and the north coast.

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