Bel Air Cemetery

Bel Air Cemetery, Mahe Island

Bel Air Cemetery
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The island's first official burial ground.
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MARCO P
Coventry, UK22 contributions
VISIT
Jul 2019 • Family
Just worth to see the grave of giant .he was 2.7 meters tall and it was when he was 14 years old....
Written 12 August 2019
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Sachin0408
Pune, India937 contributions
On the Way to Eden Island
Aug 2018 • Solo
I came across the Bel Air cemetery when I was driving towards the Eden Island. The place was calm and serene lined up with trees and bushes but then there was more to it than eyes can see.

It was possibly lacking maintenance and that it could have been made more pleasant. There was dirt and filth on few corners and did not look good for the poor souls resting in peace out there.
Written 16 August 2018
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Ayushi Chandra
189 contributions
Nothinf fancy
Apr 2018 • Family
Just another cemetry, with even better ones there in Mahe near the Botanical Garden. This is tree-lined, so feels nice if the weather is good. Not sure if we were allowed to enter. Did not see a lot of graves though.
Written 6 August 2018
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SerendipityIndia
New Delhi, India1,112 contributions
Just pass it by
Apr 2018 • Family
We saw the Bel Air Cemetry as one of the attractions in Mahe. On stopping there on our way to Botanical Gardens, we realized that it's just a small cemetry which is tree lined and hence looks marginally pretty. Nothing to be really visited specially for. There was a much bigger and much prettier cemetry, closer to the Botanical garden when we were going there from Beau Vallon.
Written 4 August 2018
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Amy Y
Lancaster, UK12 contributions
Loved the visit but....
Jun 2018 • Family
I found the grayyard facinating but it is not well kept as there is rubbish and alcohol bottles strewn all over the place! I loved walked round there and the history behind it makes it woerh a visit.
Written 15 June 2018
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Stefan M
Perth, Australia276 contributions
Atmospheric and historic sight - a lot of imagination required
Nov 2017 • Couples
The old cemetery of Bel Air is definitely a must see in Victoria - in fact it's one of the few true historical monuments of the city.
However, despite it's historical importance its quite shabby and not in great shape. It looks like that locals sometimes use it as a central hidden spot to party.
Nevertheless the atmosphere of the tombstones within the thick rainforest is subbing, so don't miss it!
Written 19 November 2017
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Jon R
Hasland, UK58 contributions
Quite interesting but neglected
Sep 2017 • Couples
It is an interesting site but the graves are difficult to read. It is neglected and clearly people use the area for drinking etc and there are used condoms on the ground.
Written 21 September 2017
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sierrab
london1,097 contributions
Atmospheric, with pirates and giants - worth exploring
Apr 2017 • Couples
A polished brass plaque at the entrance gate hints that this old cemetery of early French settlers has visiting pedigree - a burial ground of a pirate and a giant: there is enough for imaginative families to explore. It is a romantic and gothic resting place in a tropical setting. The grass is cut, allowing for an easy walk around and the best headstones and family mausoleums from the 18th and 19th centuries are up on the hill - so do make the effort to walk up the steps, away from the road.

Despite the brass plaque at the gate and an information panel - the cemetery would benefit from a few additional information boards placed by key highlights. Or better information on a website that allows proper exploring.

There is a free car park just across the road but there is also a couple of spaces right in front of the cemetery. Also a bus stop right in front.
Written 30 April 2017
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DjJassu
Vantaa, Finland1,143 contributions
Not really a attraction
Feb 2016 • Couples
It is old cemetary what has seen also better days. Nowadays few stones and a map tells their stories. Not worth going.
Written 22 February 2016
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Manoj A M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,098 contributions
Bel Air Cemetery Needs A Face Lift...
Aug 2013 • Couples
...was there a decision taken by local administration never to restore or maintain this attraction or was it to let dead people lie...come on give these people buried here some respect...you are not missing a thing if you dont visit this place...but well like me for the lack of doing anything else I visited this place...
Written 2 September 2013
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