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Pictures from Seychelles tourist attractionsgolden beaches and beautiful nature, diving, fishing and other water sports, coco de mer and flora, dance and culture.

Seychelles, Baie Lazare

Baie Lazare, Mahé, Seychelles.

Seychelles is home to many unspoilt golden beaches. Baie Lazare is located on the southern coast of Mahé, approximately a 45-minute drive from Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles. Baie Lazare is a palm-fringed bay that has a narrow sandy beach close to the road . It is one of the island’s quieter spots.

Imagine Lazare Picault, the first mariner to land here and claim Mahé for France in 1742.

See more pictures from Seychelles beaches
-- Anse Diri beach in Mahé
-- Anse Intendance in Mahé
-- Anse Coco beach in La Digue
-- Anse Source d'Argent in La Digue
-- Anse Source d'Argent in La Digue (another picture)

Emperor Fish, Seychelles

Emperor Fish, Seychelles.

Seychelles offers attractive opportunities for both fishers and divers.

With 115 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, Seychelles offers diverse and impressive diving opportunities. Read more about diving in Seychelles: click here.

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underwater pictures from all parts of the world.

Whether you are an experienced sports fisherman or an enthusiastic beginner,... read more about fishing in Seychelles: click here.

Coco de Mer, Seychelles

Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivica), Seychelles.

The Coco de Mer is a palm endemic to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles. The coco-de-mer is famous for its distinctively large double nut containing the largest seed in the plant kingdom. The fruit is the largest fruit so far recorded (42 kg) in the world and the female flower is the largest of any palm. The fruit is also known as double coconut or coco fesse.

See more pictures of Coco de Mer:
-- picture of coco de mer (nut)
-- Male Coco de Mer inflorescence

Coco de Mer is mainly found in the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve in Praslin. The reserve is a world heritage site.

See more pictures from Vallée de Mai .

Seychelles Moutia Dance

Moutia Dance, Seychelles.                                                                         All pictures above © Seychelles Tourism Board                  

Traditionally, in Seychelles, Moutia dance is accompanied by the improvised songs. It consists of a gathering at night in the open air around a bonfire made out of coconut leaves. As the drums were warmed, the male members of the crowd call out various ‘themes’ to which the female dancers responded with very high-pitched voices. Read more about Seychelles traditional Music

          See other Seychelles pictures: 
          Gallery 2, Gallery 3, Gallery 4,
          Gallery 5, Gallery 6 (fauna & flora), Gallery 7 (fauna & flora), Gallery 8,
          Gallery 9, Gallery 10Gallery 11Gallery 12 (beaches)
          Gallery 13 (coral islands), Gallery 14 (landscapes), Gallery 15 (Vallée de Mai), and Gallery 16 (Vallée de Mai).   
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Seychelles > Pictures and travelogues > Pictures of Seychelles (Gallery 2)
Seychelles > Pictures and travelogues > Seychelles attractions

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Seychelles Pictures : Mahé Baie Lazare, Coco de mer picture, Moutia dance, Emperor Fish picture