A snapshot in time
History of Mauritius - Le Château de Bel Ombre

HERITAGE LE CHÂTEAU

"Also known as Le Château de Bel Ombre"

 

A 19th Century mansion

 

Dating back to 1765, the Domaine de Bel Ombre, where Heritage Resorts is located, immerses its guests through the rich heritage of Mauritius. Embark on a journey through time, at Heritage Le Château, an enchanting former sugar plantation style house, set in typical French Gardens. The perfect place to give a twist of culture to your holidays in paradise.

 

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HERITAGE LE CHÂTEAU

A 19TH CENTURY FAMILY HOUSE

 

Heritage Le Château is an enchanting Anglo-Indian colonial style family house, set in French Gardens punctuated with ancient trees, this 19th century property has been tastefully restored to its former glory.

A SWEET STORY

 

The history of the island is intertwined to the story of the sugarcane which started with the first men to inhabit the island.

FASCINATING HERITAGE

 

On the route to India.

Heritage Le Château 19th century mansion Bel Ombre Mauritius

A 19TH CENTURY FAMILY HOUSE

 

Heritage Le Château is an enchanting Anglo-Indian colonial style family house, set in French Gardens punctuated with ancient trees, this 19th century property has been tastefully restored to its former glory. Interesting fact, the Château was constructed by Sir Hajee Jackaria Hajee Ahmed, a rich Indian landowner, back in the last decade of the 19th century and is surrounded by a certain mystery, since the man never made it to Mauritius. 

 
History of first man inhabit Mauritius - place to visit

A SWEET STORY

 

The history of the island is intertwined to the story of the sugarcane which started with the first men to inhabit the island.

 

Bel Ombre sugar estate is one of the oldest sugar estate established in 1765 under the french rule.

 

Vestiges from the hard work of those men who developed the region can be found nearby the Château with the ruins of the old sugar cane factory, the Frédérica chimney dating from 1855 and the batelage, a reminder of how sugar was transported by boat to the harbour to be sent to Europe.

FASCINATING HERITAGE

 

A small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with 350 years of fascinating history. So tiny, it could easily be forgotten, but its strategic location on the route to India made it the interest of the Arabs, Dutch, French and English.

 

The sugarcane, a prominent figure shaping the history of the island, a history of living together, a melting pot like the delicious local recipes which tantalises our visitors tastebuds. This Mauritius is revealed at the Domaine de Bel Ombre.

A TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN

 

The Domaine de Bel Ombre with origins dating back to 1765 unfolds two and a half centuries of history, once a sugar estate, now a unique integrated tourist destination having witnessed a long list of owners, some strategic to the development of Mauritius and the South of the island like Charles Edward Telfair.

A NEW LANDSCAPING CONCEPT AT THE HEART OF THE DOMAINE DE BEL OMBRE

 

Linking Heritage Le Telfair, the golf course and Heritage Le Château and creating a discovery path.

 

RESTRUCTURING HERITAGE LE CHÂTEAU

 

Restoring to its former glory a 19th century family house, cultural heritage of the island, by re-imagining interior and outdoor areas.

Tribute to Charles Telfair - Famous naturalist and botanist


CHARLES TELFAIR

 

The Domaine de Bel Ombre with origins dating back to 1765 unfolds two and a half centuries of history, once a sugar estate, now a unique integrated tourist destination having witnessed a long list of owners, some strategic to the development of Mauritius and the South of the island like Charles Edward Telfair.

 

Charles Telfair was a famous Irish naturalist and botanist who was a pioneer in the field of agricultural diversification and modernisation of sugar processing and a great opposer to slavery. He called the Domaine de Bel Ombre, the small Eden and Heritage Le Telfair was named as a tribute to this historic figure.

Heritage Le Château new landscaping

 

A NEW LANDSCAPING CONCEPT AT THE HEART OF THE DOMAINE DE BEL OMBRE

 

Linking Heritage Le Telfair, the golf course and Heritage Le Château and creating a discovery path, punctuated with architectural and landscaped features and offering an exceptional panoramic view to strollers.

Restructuring Le Château de Bel Ombre

 

RESTRUCTURING HERITAGE LE CHÂTEAU

 

Restoring to its former glory a 19th century family house, cultural heritage of the island, by re-imagining interior and outdoor areas.

 

GASTRONOMIC DELIGHT

 

As a culinary journey in the sumptuous setting of an enchanting 19th century property, Heritage Le Château, at the heart of the Domaine de Bel Ombre, celebrates Mauritian elegance and “Art de vivre”. A curated cuisine makes its appearence at Heritage Le Château, boasting textures, flavours and localism, mastered by a celebrated virtuoso, David Toutain along with a selection of exclusive wines sourced from the world's top vineyards.

 

A GENTLE AWAKENING

 

Wake up gently with breakfast served on the verandah, and enjoy a breathtaking view on the sumptuous French style landscaped gardens, glory of this enchanting former sugar plantation style house.

Expérience culinaire à Heritage Le Château

 

GASTRONOMIC DELIGHT

 

As a culinary journey in the sumptuous setting of an enchanting 19th century property, Heritage Le Château, at the heart of the Domaine de Bel Ombre, celebrates Mauritian elegance and “Art de vivre”. A curated cuisine makes its appearence at Heritage Le Château, boasting textures, flavours and localism, mastered by a celebrated virtuoso, David Toutain along with a selection of exclusive wines sourced from the world's top vineyards.

 

As for the art of table-setting, six tables are set up in the first sitting area and the Chef’s dinning room welcoming up to twelve seats for an authentic Mauritian meal. Let our Maitre d’O welcome you on the verandah, and extend your evening in the lounge and piano-bar.

Petit dejeuner sur la terasse à Heritage Le Château

 

A GENTLE AWAKENING

 

Wake up gently with breakfast served on the verandah, and enjoy a breathtaking view on the sumptuous French style landscaped gardens, glory of this enchanting former sugar plantation style house.

 

Heritage Le Château, surrounded by a vast verandah, with beveled columns firmly standing on black basalt stone, is steeped in the British colonial architecture of the Victorian era. An exotic atmosphere reigns under the verandah, furnished with white rattan armchairs and cushions with motifs of coconut palms, exotic plants and a breathtaking panorama.

 

TO LIVE UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS

 

Dating back to the 19th century, Heritage Le Château serves a refine cuisine. Whether for lunch in the French style landscaped gardens or a romantic dinner, a wedding or a cocktail, the refined and intimate atmosphere makes it the perfect setting.

 

A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

 

Enjoy a night in Heritage Le Château’s Presidential Suite, embark on a journey through time, experiencing Mauritius in its early days. Fine woodworks intertwined with Venetian chandeliers, paintings, old mirrors, silverware and porcelain vases, you can already picture yourself here!

 

TO LIVE UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS

 

Dating back to the 19th century, Heritage Le Château serves a refine cuisine. Whether for lunch in the French style landscaped gardens or a romantic dinner, a wedding or a cocktail, the refined and intimate atmosphere makes it the perfect setting.

Heritage Le Château is a wonderful venue to celebrate unforgettable moments. The deck at the end of the garden create a feature in the landscape, offering a point of view overlooking the golf course and optimising the general views on the Château.

Presidential Suite - Heritage Le Château

 

A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

 

Enjoy a night in Heritage Le Château’s Presidential Suite, embark on a journey through time, experiencing Mauritius in its early days. Fine woodworks intertwined with Venetian chandeliers, paintings, old mirrors, silverware and porcelain vases, you can already picture yourself here!

 

Experience a unique moment as privileged guests. The white curtains and the lounge chair bring a tropical atmosphere. The paintings revive old scenes, China tableware and ornaments represent a take you back to the colonial era.

 

As for the canopy bed with its immaculate sheets, it sits in the middle of the room, inviting night guests to experience yesteryear’s refinement.

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