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