Marie Reine de la Paix is an open church located on the Signal mountain with an amazing breathtaking view of Port-Louis.
Prepare your feet for a fair amount of steps for reaching the church not more than 100 steps of walk up the hill. You think it is tiring? Once you reach the top, you’ll see it is totally worth the effort, a very scenic and panoramic view of the Port Louis city awaiting you with such fresh air .
The 3 meters of white marble statue at the top represents Mary holding a world globe. When mass is celebrated here it attracts huge number of people from different places.
Pope John Paul II officiated his first Mass here during his visit to the island. On 09 September 2019, the pope Francis visited Mauritius and preside mass. A Large crowd of more than 100 000 followers according to the organizers was gathered in the front of Marie Reine de la Paix.
Benches are scattered here and there, just imagine you are siting on one of them and admiring the gorgeous scenery, Nice right?
If you visit Mauritius, this place is a must! And yes, it is free to visit!