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    Seychelles - Reasons to go

    Landscapes

    The islands of the archipelago are all different. Northernmost, the granitic, green and mountainous main islands, and in the south, the remote, flat, corallian islands, located in the centre of a lagoon, and mostly covered in coconut and filao trees.

    Coasts

    Most Seychellois beaches are public, and are hardly ever equipped with deckchairs and parasols so as not to disturb the wildlife. The Seychellois coasts have generally kept a wild environment and each beach has its own personality with a different sand colour.

    The fauna and flora

    The Seychelles hosts unique and protected flora and fauna, from the famous Coco de Mer palm tree, the symbol of the archipelago, to the numerous bird species and land turtle, which seems to have crawled straight out of prehistoric times!

    Arts and culture

    Multicoloured and multicultural, Seychellois culture is a festive blend of peoples, cultures and religions. Africans, Asians and Europeans all contributed to create and enrich this civilisation whose influences are found in the art, music, architecture, cuisine and traditional dance. Seychelles may be just a small island but a large variety of disciplines representing various levels of achievement are practised here. It isn't difficult to understand this creative ardour, given the breathtaking landscapes, the bright colours reflecting in the eyes of the locals and the cuisine, the scent of which alone is enough to whet the appetite. Let yourself be taken away by the sound of the tam-tams and banjos to discover a people who have much to offer and share.

    Activities and leisure

    The richnes of the Seychelles' seabed is simply extraordinary: multicolored fish, manta rays, dolphins, whales, sharks... but the ultimate pleasure has to be snorkelling and swimming around with the turtles!

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