Quatre Bornes Market


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.

Street food
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.

Street food
Street food

Similar to the Curepipe market, there are not many tourists here, but some do come. Prices are low and the food is great.

Honey
Honey

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.

Section dedicated to clothing sales
Section dedicated to clothing sales

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.

Happy shopping!

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