The approximately 70,000 inhabitants town of Quatre Bornes is another place that is easily accessible from the tourist-favorite Flic en Flac. There are direct buses running between the two towns, and the journey takes less than an hour. Quatre Bornes is famous for its clothing market, which takes place on Thursdays and Sundays. Even on other days, you can buy fruit and vegetables here and come across great Mauritian street food.
Right next to the large clothing market, there is a “food court” where a number of small bistros specializing in one or two dishes are concentrated. But there are also many other stalls selling local delicacies around the entire market.
Similar to the Curepipe market, there are not many tourists here, but some do come. Prices are low and the food is great.
As well as food stalls and fruit and veg stalls, you’ll also come across unusual things like this honey seller. Of course, everyone can taste the honey before buying and take home a piece of the honeycomb.
On Thursdays and Sundays, the Quatre Bornes market hosts a truly massive clothing and other goods market. The market building has the shape of a large, long noodle and stretches out to the horizon in the picture. Even a visit to this market can be an experience for a short while, and inside you will find several sellers offering traditional Mauritian ornaments, but most of the goods offered are average and you probably won’t bring them home.
Due to the street food stalls, however, the Quatre Bornes market is worth a visit.
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Accommodation in Mauritius
I wholeheartedly recommend the Seastar Hotel in Flic en Flac, just a short walk from a beautiful beach. The hotel is new, the breakfasts are great, and you almost always have an amazing hot tub on the roof terrace all to yourself! The last time I stayed here was in December 2022 and I will return again.