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  • From Reunion island to China, the slackliner Nathan Paulin, 24, born in Le Reposoir, a village in Haute Savoie, France, tickles the clouds and reinvents the valleys. Before flying high above the planet, here’s a bit of vocabulary to help you keep your balance. Slackline, as its name suggests, is a length of flat webbing that is loosely put under tension between two anchors, allowing you...
  • Some treasures are hidden on the ocean floor. With their numerous diving sites and rare fauna, the waters around Mauritius have attracted the lens of the Catalan photographer Xavier Safont. Portrait of an explorer who feels most at home surrounded by moray eels and turtles. For over forty years, the award-winning submarine photographer Xavier Safont explored the deep-sea waters all over the...
  • A stone raft off the coast of Africa. Fallen into oblivion long ago, its isolation is what has made it so rich, preserving the fragile bond between man and nature. But what of the future? Summer is coming to an end. The parched earth soaks up the heavy rains that fall intermittently from the sky. The damp air diffuses the mingled scents of eucalyptus and frangipani trees. Rodrigues hardly...
  • There are some mysterious, almost magical words, which ?re the imagination. One of these is Lemuria, the mythical continent dreamed of by poets before being con?rmed by science. It is a lost continent, a magical world said to have sunk beneath the waves, of which Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, Madagascar, the Seychelles and a handful of tiny islands in the Indian Ocean are the only remaining...
  • Wellness now has its own school: Santayarea-Mauritius. The first graduates are the hundred and eighty artisan therapists in the Beachcomber Spa centres, specialised in wellbeing IIt all began in Rennes in 2004. Christine Fleury, a globetrotting therapist, well versed in health practices from around the world, opened the first governmentapproved training centre for wellness professionals....
  • Casela World of Adventures is constantly reinventing itself. Since March 23, 2018, adrenaline seekers can experience the Tulawaka Gold Coaster --- an 800-meter long adventure with twists, downhills and turns.  The Tulawaka Gold Coaster was inspired by the gold mines of Tanzania and winter tobogganing. A premiere in the Indian Ocean, the new attraction of Casela World of Adventures will...
  • Dolphins are outgoing and playful mammals. To reach out to them off the west coast and to swim with the members of their pod is an experience imbued with discovery and emotions. Since August, Mauritians and tourists can enjoy Casela Cruise, a 100% ecological activity of the animal park of Cascavelle. A fully electric boat is available to excursionists at the estuary of La Balise Marina, Black...
  • Ile aux Aigrettes owes its name to the colony of migratory birds, which populated the islet in the 1600s. A British military base during WWII, Ile aux Aigrettes, a coralline limestone islet, covers 27 hectares and is located one kilometer off the coast of Mahebourg. In 1965, the islet was declared a nature reserve.  Managed by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) since 1987, Ile aux...
  • Nathacha Appanah grew up on Mauritius. At the age of 25, she left to live in France. There she wrote six novels, all haunted by her native island, so near and yet so far. With the passing of time, the sheet of paper on which her grandmother wrote her first words has disappeared, and for Nathacha Appanah, it’s like a treasure lost forever. She was ten when the...
  • Sailors on the route to India dreamed of putting in on the old Isle de France, not for its sugar but for its salt. In the hulls, the salted fish and other meat would feed them for their long sea voyages. Of these providential saltpans, only one remains: Yemen-Tamarin. A vital part of Mauritius heritage has been saved. Highly coveted by property developers, and an emblem of a fishing village...