La Vieille Cheminée is a small agricultural farm located in Chamarel – a small village nestled high in the mountains that dominate the south-western coast of Mauritius. Bordered by 2 rivers, the Estate covers 75 hectares of forests (travellers’ palm, endemic and indigenous trees) and 15 hectares of diverse plantations (palm trees, pineapples and bananas).
At the entrance to the estate is overshadowed by an ancient stone chimney – the last remnants of the village’s former sugar mill, dating from 1874.
Exuding authenticity, La Vieille Cheminée allows one to discover typical Mauritian living, local culture and a gentle way of life inspired by its fauna and flora.
You will be able discover the beauty of the natural environment in charming, fully equipped cottages, or on foot or horse back.
Chamarel was first inhabited in 1723 by a French family established on the island, the de Chazal de Chamarel, who gave their name to the area. The owners of La Vieille Cheminée fell in love with the region and enthusiastically poured all their energy into its concept and development, recreating childhood memories that spoke of days gone by, where the children had the ocean as swimming pool, sugar cane and rambling forests as garden, and where parents took the time to really live with their children, teaching them lessons about the slow passing of time.