Chateau de Benares in Mauritius
by Shehbaaz Baurtally
This is Chateau de Bénarès in the south of Mauritius.Built in the 1800s. Secondary residence of Sir Virgil Naz (1825 – 1901 - Lawyer and planter). Located in Benares. The village is named after the Indian city Varanasis (Benares) where the French settlers came from, who built the nearby sugar factory in 1782. Art with pen here.