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  • This is a voice which carries well beyond the island of his birth to share with us the here and the elsewhere. To feed this dialogue, the poet has translated some of the world’s great poems into Creole.  “The words took me by the hand,” says Michel Ducasse in memory of Louis Aragon. “I was only six when my mother, a great crossword fan, would constantly ask me...
  • 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...
  • One of the great voices in Sega, spearhead of everything Creole and defender of women’s rights, Linzy Bacbotte celebrates life “above all else.” In the shade of the screw pines, on the deserted bay outside the village of Tamarin, Linzy takes up her story again, interspersed with her outbursts of laughter and the chanting of her musicians.   Where there's...
  • Their folkloric names leave a sweet taste in our mouth. These Mauritian pastries stood the test of time to the delight of our taste buds. The Puits d’amour This pastry owes its name to Vincent La Chapelle, a famous pastry chef of the 18th century. The creamy tartlet, made of mousseline cream and coconut, became a Mauritian favourite. At first, this dessert was not covered with pastry...
  • Far from being mere exotic clichés, Barlen Pyamootoo’s novels are a candid re?ection of the daily life of people from all four corners of the globe. Mauritius is not a big island; it’s difficult to hide there. And yet one day after lunch, instead of returning to his shop in Centre de Flacq, Anil just vanishes. His wife, Mirna, refuses to admit that her husband is not coming home. 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...
  • Kids getting impatient, time running by, and you give in to the temptation of heading to the beach as soon as possible to make the most of the sun, the warm and pleasant turquoise sea. Once at the beach, you realise that you forgot your towel or your sunscreen. It happens more often than one might think. To ensure that you have all your accessories and other necessary items when you go to the...
  • Soak up the sun in winter. It’s possible! All you have to do is choose the blue lagoon with its 30 degrees Celsius in the shade and an omnipresent sun. Winter is the best time of year to travel to tropical destinations where southern winter feels like an uninterrupted summer. Sunbathe with your toes spread fanwise on the fine sand, in the shade of coconut and filao trees in front of a...
  • The island has always appealed to the imagination of men. Today more than ever, dream holidays rime with tropical island. To ensure a smooth escape, it is important to pack well and not to forget the essentials but also good-to-have accessories. Mauritius is part of the Mascarenes archipelago just as Reunion Island and Rodrigues. Based on its geographical location in the Indian ocean and the...