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Art in West Coast

Michael Adams' Studio

Visit the studio of Michael Adams MBE, where silkscreen prints burst with the vivid life of the forests. They are irresistible and highly collectable, so bring plenty of rupees if you're thinking of buying. Even...

Antiques in West Coast

Lazare Gallery

This eclectic place is part antique showroom, part museum, and it's worth picking through the treasure on offer – once when we visited it included local driftwood, a framed photo of a youthful Duke of Edinburgh...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Victoria

Seychelles Island Foundation

If you want to buy a coco fesse (the fruit of the coco de mer palm), head to the Seychelles Island Foundation, which has some stock and will issue you the required export permit. Be prepared to fork out about...

Art in West Coast

Tom Bowers

This British-born artist creates some truly amazing bronze sculptures and his works, such as the Liberty Monument in Victoria, are increasingly being commissioned for public places. If you haven't called ahead,...

Arts & Crafts in East Coast

Domaine de Val des Prés

The Domaine de Val des Prés at Anse aux Pins consists of a cluster of craft shops grouped around a 19th-century plantation house with a few bits of memorabilia. The rather motley assortment of crafts on offer...

Art in Eden Island

Eden Art Gallery

This large showroom sells local artworks and photography, framed and unframed, with mostly prints and the occasional original work. It's sometimes given over to temporary exhibitions.

Arts & Crafts in West Coast

Sculptor Studio Antonio

Antonio Filippin's somewhat risqué woodcarvings and quirky studio, Art Arc, are perched on a hill between Anse Gouvernement and Anse Soleil.

Art in West Coast

Gerard Devoud's Studio

Gerard Devoud's eye-goggling paintings are sure to enliven your bedroom. His studio is at Valmer Resort, but opening hours can vary.

Arts & Crafts in Victoria

Camion Hall

Head to this small shopping mall right in the centre for creative and interesting locally made arts and crafts.

Clothing in West Coast

Pineapple Boutique

One of the better beachwear stores on Mahé's west coast, Pineapple Boutique, inside the lovely Veranda Cafe, sells handprinted tees, beachwear for adults and kids, and some local handicrafts such as soaps.

Arts & Crafts in Victoria

Cooperative des Artisans

Next to the National Museum of History and a few steps from the clock tower, this artisans' cooperative is worth stopping by for a range of made-in-Seychelles crafts.

Books in Eden Island

Giraffe

The Seychelles has very few bookshops, which is why this place is a real find. It may be small, but there's a good mix of fiction, nonfiction and kids' books.