Discover The Coco de mer Seychelles

The famous coco de mer has male and female trees. The latter provides the biggest coconuts in the world - the famous coco de mer giant coconuts, the suggestive shape of which has earned them the nickname of "coco-fesse" (coconut-bottom). It is endemic to the famous Mai de Praslin Valley, from which the expression "cucul la prasline" comes from! It is one of the symbols of the Seychelles and an imprint of the coco de mer will even be stamped onto your passport!

  • The Coco de mer , 'Coco de Mer' , Seychelles
    'Coco de Mer'

    This is one of the Seychelles' emblems.

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  • The Coco de mer , 'Coco de Mer' , Seychelles
    'Coco de Mer'

    Your passport will be stamped with a picture of a 'Coco de Mer'!

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  • The Coco de mer , Harvesting 'Coco de Mer' , Seychelles
    Harvesting 'Coco de Mer'

    The famous 'Coco de Mer' has male and female trees. The latter produces the biggest coconuts in the world

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  • The Coco de mer , The people are proud of their 'Coco de mer' , Seychelles
    The people are proud of their 'Coco de mer'

    The suggestive shape of the famous and enormous 'Coco de Mer' coconuts has earned them the local nickname of 'coco-fesse' (coconut-buttocks).

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  • The Coco de mer , The coconut is indigenous to the Mai Valley , Seychelles
    The coconut is indigenous to the Mai Valley

    ...hence the famous expression (among the French) 'cucul la prasline' (meaning kitsch, corny, and cute all at the same time).

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  • The Coco de mer , An original souvenir , Seychelles
    An original souvenir

    Split in two, the coconut makes original-looking fruit baskets. Just remember to ask for a certificate to show at customs.

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