Tea, Rum & Vanilla Route

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The Tea, Rum and Vanilla Route is unique, authentic, traditional and a gastronomic experience!


  • The Domaine des Aubineaux
  • The Domaine de Bois Chéri
  • The Domaine de Saint Aubin


The Tea, Rum and Vanilla Route is a gastronomic and cultural journey. This eco-tourist friendly excursion is carried out in three stages and immerses visitors in a journey that captures the imagination of the explorer in a traditional and authentic atmosphere. The Itinerary offers access to three domaines, their magnificent gardens, and direct access to knowledge and skills acquired over a 200 year period . You will uncover the distillation process of the Rum de Saint Aubin 1819, its essential oils as well as the processes involved in the production of Bois de Chéri Tea and Saint Aubin Vanilla. The Domaine des Aubineaux, a typical colonial mansion dating back to the late 19th century is the 1st stage of the Tea Route. Here the guides will take you on a guided tour of the property which was built in 1872, explaining its history and its furnishings which date back to the East India Company.There is also a fascinating collection of vintage photos illustrating the life of the owners. The Domaine de Bois Chéri is the 2nd Stage of the Tea Route and takes you to the Bois Chéri tea factory where the guides explain the different stages of tea processing from the picking right through to the bagging and it also includes a visit to the tea museum. To complete this experience a tea tasting session is offered in a chalet highlighting the panoramic views of the estate and the entire south of the island. You can even taste tea-based delights at Restaurant Le Bois Chéri! The Domaine de Saint Aubin is the 3rd and last stage of the Tea Route. Situated a few kilometres from Souillac, it offers many interesting places to visit in one area, a sugar refinery, now transformed into a museum, an anthurium, a vanilla greenhouse, a craft distillery, a mini farm and a beautiful colonial house dating back to 1819. The house has been converted into a restaurant, while the upper floor has been transformed into a naval museum where historical models are on display. The Tea Route is a fascinating journey to the heart of traditional Mauritius.


The Domaine des Aubineaux: A guide to walk you through the Domaine des Aubineaux built in 1872 the garden and La Peiniers of Domain Aubineau A visit to the Maison des Essences The boutique of Domain des Aubineaux The Domaine de Bois Chéri: A guided tour of the factory, the museum andTea tasting at the chalet. A guided tour at L’usine de The de Bois Cheri A visit to the Museum of Domaine de Bois Cheri A visit to the tea plantations. The Bois Cheri Boutique The Domaine de Saint Aubin: Guided tour of the artisanal Rumerie and Sugar factory including rum and sugar cane juice tasting, access to the greenhouse of Anthuriums and vanilla, vanilla house and explanatory film, the botanical trail and spice garden, the Naval museum exhibition, kindergarten, and mini farm. A guided tour of the Colonial house built in 1819 A visit to the House of Rum and Rum tasting Lunch at your domaine of choice

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