Emblematic of Mauritius, this little church with its famous red roof stands on the north coast, facing the lagoon. It was erected in memory of the shipwrecks which happened there, the peninsula having taken the name of 'Cape Malheureux' -meaning the 'unhappy cape'. Sunday morning mass attracts a considerable crowd, but whichever the time of your visit, do not hesitate to go inside the church. You will discover a rudimentary interior with white walls, visible framework and a carved stone altar.
There are some stunning views of the Coin de Mire Island from Cap Malheureux, which tends to be fairly local.© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
Cap Malheureux village is situated just opposite the famous steeple.© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
The British docked on the island in Cap Malheureux back in 1810.© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
In villages lining the coastline, you will still find small authentic churches built in the colonial style.© Easyvoyage.com
Another view of the small church in the previous image; built in a colonial architecture that is typical to the island.© Easyvoyage.com