Limekiln at Le Morne

Le Morne Cultural Landscape2008

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

The limekiln at Le Morne was built in the 20th century by the Cambier family. The villagers of Trou-Chenille and Macaque who used to work at the limekiln would carry corals and shells to the kiln, where they would be burnt at 140º Celsius to produce ‘quick lime’.


  • Title: Limekiln at Le Morne
  • Creator: Le Morne Cultural Landscape
  • Date Created: 2008
  • Rights: Le Morne Heritage Trust Fund
  • Location: Mauritius
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (iii)(vi)
  • Date of Inscription: 2008
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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