MAHE : Capital Island!  

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  • Victoria : miniature capital & its monuments (North-East)
    Nestled in a well-sheltered bay at the foot of a granitic mountain range, the capital of Seychelles features among the smallest in the world. Unique - Victoria lure its visitors in the back-streets to discover the remains of its colonial vestiges and antiquated stores engulfed with Chinese and Indian wares
    1. Natural History Museum (Victoria - Independence Avenue)
      A small museum housing a superb collection of shells, insects and some species of the world's largest beetles.
      On display are also crocodile skulls- killed by the first settlers and some stuffed giant tortoises.
    2. National History Museum Victoria - State House Avenue)
      The ex British Governor's office, this museum houses mainly historical objects. Apart from those revealing the atrocity of slavery days, there are also a wide variety of objects used in black magic and traditional seychellois utensils
    3. Clock-Tower Victoria)
      Built in 1903 to commemorate independence between Seychelles and Mauritius, it is often compared to the Big Ben of London. The Victoria Clock Tower is in fact a copy of Little Ben Clock Tower opposite the Victoria Station in London.
    4. Capucin House (Victoria)
      Residence of the Roman Catholic bishop, this impressive colonial-style building is not open to the public but an external glimpse is well-worth.
    5. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Victoria - Olivier Maradam Street) 
      This Roman Catholic Cathedral is the last impressive vestige of French colonial days
    6. Victoria Market
      For a basketful of spices on Saturday morning!
  • Michael Adams Studio (South-West : Anse Aux Poules Bleues) :
    In a charming creole house, this British-born artist blends admirably the colours to create the typical island atmosphere
  • Botanical Garden (North-East - Mont Fleuri)
    Situated on the outskirts of Victoria, you can enjoy the very best of Seychelles flora. You will find an orchid garden together with a wide variety of indigenous plants, including the famous "Coco-de-Mer".
  • Le Jardin du Roy (South-East - Anse Royale)
    Initially a spice garden, the 100 acres of Jardin du Roy, is situated at Anse Royale, on the east coast of Mahé. There is a rhumery and shops where one can buy spices such as vanilla pods and cinnamon quills.
    A full day programme is necessary to tour the garden.
  • Marine National Parc of St Anne (North-East)
    Departing from Marine Charter, the sailing port of Victoria, discover the splendour of tropical marine life aboard a glass-bottom boat. Stop-over on Cerf Island or Round Island for a barbecue lunch followed by snorkelling in the crystal-clear surrounding waters.
  • Craft Village (South-East - Anse aux Pins)
    A collection of detached shops, which display a variety of products from hand-painted T-shirts, to magnificent hats, made from and decorated with coconut fibre. There is one old plantation house displaying the furniture and fittings of the past while the other houses the restaurant "Vieux Marmite".
  • Tea Tavern (West - Port Glaud) 
    After a guided tour of the tea factory in the middle of the sloping tea plantation, the production of this beverage will hold no secret.