Quatre Bornes Travel Guide, Mauritius
Quatre Bornes, Mauritius - Overview
Apart from Port Louis, the capital city, Mauritius has many other small quaint towns that you can visit and each of these towns has its own distinctive appeal. Quatre Bornes, located 14 km farther from the capital city of Port Loui,s is one such quaint market town.
Like Curepipe, its fame lies in the shoppers’ paradise it offers to its visitors. On top of that, it is situated in the vicinity of Curepipe and close to Flic en Flac.
The town derived its name from French settlers who colonized almost the whole of Mauritius in the 18th century and translated into English the name means FOUR BOUNDARIES.
Quatre Bornes might be a tiny little matchbox, but it is humming with activity and business, being as busy a bee as Port Louis. The best days to visit Quatre Bornes are on the market days when the whole town starts throbbing with life.
There are a number of luxury hotels coming up in this town to cater to the growing clientele of tourists such as EL MONACO HOTEL, GOLD CREST HOTEL and others.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment and nightlife party stops. A good number of discotheques like ZEENEX, PALLADIUM, QUEEN’S CLUB and others will take care of the wild needs of party animals.
The market place is a must visit along with Basalt Head Office, Cyber city, Cash and Carry, the ultra modern fruit market, flower market, handicrafts market, Saint Jean Church, Trianon Basalt, Orchard tower and the other markets. You can catch a glimpse of the renowned market of this town from the main thoroughfare of the town, Saint Jean road.
This famous market is usually called BAZAAR QUATRE BORNES and is thronged by shoppers from even far flung areas of the country. The market is open throughout the week from ten in the morning to half an hour past five in the evening.
On Sundays and Thursdays the timings are altered a bit and the markets are open for only two hours from ten in the morning. The orchard tower in Quatre Bornes remains open from half past nine in the morning to half past five in the evening from Monday to Friday.
Local residents are very proud of their hometown and fondly call it Ville de Fleurs that is, TOWN OF FLOWERS.
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