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Le Morne Cultural Landscape

MauritiusSouthern Mauritius


Le Morne Cultural Landscape 

Le Morne Cultural Landscape is an exceptional testimony to maroonage or resistance to slavery in terms of the mountain being used as a fortress to shelter escaped slaves, with physical and oral evidence to support that use. Le Morne represents maroonage and its impact, which existed in many places around the world, but which was demonstrated so effectively on Le Morne mountain.

It is a symbol of slaves’ fight for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice, all of which have relevance beyond its geographical location, to the countries from which the slaves came – in particular the African mainland, Madagascar, India, and South-east Asia- and represented by the Creole people of Mauritius and their shared memories and oral traditions.

The Le Morne Cultural Landscape was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

(Source UNESCO)


  • MauritiusSouthern Mauritius

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