Heritage Sites in Mauritius have evolved since their inscription on UNESCO's prestigious list. A social geographical perspective was adopted as its fundamental assumption is that of different stakeholders striving in order to have access and control over territorial resources. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with four major categories of territorial stakeholders on their representations, perceived uses and actions on the sites. It was found out that this perspective was appropriate in the case of Mauritius which is characterised by a liberal territorial perspective and ethnic groups competing for access to national resources. Hence, despite their inscription for their universal values, these two sites are primordially associated with the two major ethnic groups in Mauritius, that is the Indo-Mauritians and the General Population. It was demonstrated as well that there is growing dissonance between the local and national identities. These dissonances were generating conflicting uses of the heritage sites, even leading to contestations and extreme acts of destruction of vestiges. A third observation was that of the reluctance to consider these sites as economic resources to be inserted within the broader cultural leisure industry, thus obliterating the potential role of these sites to become levers for territorial development.