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History of Pamplemousses

Pamplemousses - named after the grapefruit imported by the Dutch who first colonized Mauritius in the seventeenth century - has a rich past too. The places worth visiting there include: the old cemetery, the church of St Francis of Assisi which dates from the eighteenth century and «L'Aventure du Sucre», a fascinating museum that relates the history of the Mauritian sugar industry while providing a more comprehensive overview of the history of the island, including its history linked to slavery and rum production.