Bras D'Eau National Park
Mauritius emerged from the ocean floor some eight million years ago. Following the arrival of human some 400 years ago, the island was colonised and later the sugarcane industry became the major source of income for the inhabitants. During that period, Bras D’eau was chosen by some French owners for the construction of a sugar mill. During the years that followed, people had settled around the mill, and an entire village was created. After the sugar mill closed, people left the place as well. However they left behind them remains of an impressive architecture and infrastructure that bears testimony to the vibrant life that existed in the area years before.