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Balaclava Ruins

Listed under Military Ruins in Mauritius.

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What's known as the Balaclava Ruins are remains of a French fort, built under the island's first French Governor Mahé de Labourdonnais, where much of the island's arsenal was stored, and which was accidentally blown up. You can still see the line of the external sea wall, and the flour mill and the lime kiln have survived in parts.

Written by  Lindylou.

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