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Creole Museum "Eureka" in Moca (La Maison Creole Eureka) description and photos - Mauritius: Port Louis. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is La Maison Creole Eureka.
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In the town of Moka there is a museum - the Creole house "Eureka", one of the few houses of the 19th century in the English style that have been preserved in their original form.
The estate belonged to to an Englishman by the name of Kerry, it was built on the model of La Redoute - the governor's family estate. The Le Clezio family acquired the house and the surrounding area in 1856. The land around them was cultivated and intended for the cultivation of sugar cane, and in their own factory called "Eureka" sugar was made from it. The building is located on a hill, around which a garden of tropical trees is laid out, nearby, in a small gorge, a river flows, the sources of which are in the mountains.
The Le Clezio family lived in the ancestral nest for about seven generations and gave the world artists, doctors, poets. The most famous of the descendants is the writer, author of the novel The Seeker of Gold, Nobel Prize laureate Jean-Marie Le Clezio.
Jacques de Marusem, who became the new owner of the mansion in 1984, set up a 19th century museum of everyday life in the house. The villa has been completely refurbished with a circular veranda with 109 doors. A music room, study, bedroom, bathroom are open for visitors to the house. On display are furniture made from precious woods - ebony and red, jacaranda, old photographs and paintings, antique Chinese porcelain, items related to Indian culture. The highlight of the museum is the Creole restaurant, where dishes are prepared according to original recipes from the 17th - 19th centuries.
The park consists of palms, azaleas, ferns, authentic plants of the island of Mauritius, and several waterfalls are arranged in it.
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