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Martello Towers

This imposing military fortification at La Preneuse in Black River was previously used against military attacks. The Martello Towers could hold up to 40 soliders, with equipment and stocks of food and water for several days.

Given its direct contribution to the Mauritian history, during the 19th century, the Martello Towers have been proclaimed and protected as a National Monument.

Tip: You may want to combine your visit to Martello Towers with a tour of the dry and wild South West, skirting through the villages like Tamarin and Wolmar, and on your way back, you can rest on the peaceful beach of Flic en Flac.