Sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and a mountain backdrop, Port Louis blends Mauritius modernity and tradition. Port Louis is the heart of Mauritius, capital of horse racing, home to the Historical Museum, and much more.
Mauritius’ capital city transports you on an ocean of culture and authenticity where art and history are omnipresent. This year, the city and its rich heritage were highlighted from the 4th to the 6th December through the PORLWI by Light initiative. A festival allowing both Mauritians and tourist to discover and rediscover the history of the capital.
Port Louis City has been founded in 1735 by French settlers to ensure the opening of maritime trade. The town was then administered by the British and is still marked by the imprint of its history. The paving of sidewalks in the Company garden, always reflects a legacy of the French occupation. Port-Louis depicts all periods of the history of Mauritius, both in terms of architecture and social life.
To celebrate this rich history of this unparalleled city, the artistic committee Move For Art, with support from its partners in the private and public sector, designed PORLWI by Light – A major initiative that took place over three nights, from December 4 to 6, allowing everyone to wandes at their own pace in the streets of the capital and discovers different universes in different places.
The idea was to provide a look that is both contemporary and authentic on the capital of Port-Louis, while allowing a maximum of artists to express themselves through ephemeral creations.
Imagine a ballet of illuminated canoes in the harbor, or a dancing light show in the Company Garden.
Porlwi by light remains a unique evening offering a unique opportunity to be amazed by the streets of Port Louis, its buildings and unusual venues which will be dressed in light. As the name suggests, this is one of the four objectives of PORLWI by Light.