Top things to do

Top Choice Market in Victoria


No trip to Victoria would be complete without a wander through the covered market. It's small by African standards, but it's a bustling, colourful place nonetheless. Alongside fresh fruit and vegetables, stalls sell…
Top Choice Creole in Victoria


Marie-Antoinette isn't just a restaurant, it's an experience, especially at dinner. It occupies a beautiful, if somewhat dated, wood-and-iron colonial Seychellois mansion. Bring an empty stomach – the menu (set menu…
Top Choice International in Victoria

La Pause

This is a popular spot for a weekday bite in the heart of town. Friendly Malaika and Olivier do juices, smoothies, sweet and savoury crepes, salads, sandwiches and pastries, with a wickedly delicious chocolate fonda…
Top Choice Church in Victoria

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

This imposing cathedral is noteworthy for its elegant portal and colonnaded facade. The extraordinary building immediately west of the cathedral is the Domus – it's the priest's residence and a national monument.
Top Choice Art in Victoria


George Camille's lovely paintings can be found at this art gallery, with original paintings, prints, postcards and T-shirts all for sale.
International in Victoria

Le Cafe de l'Horloge

The Balinese-meets-Amazonian decor of this 1st-floor eatery overlooking the clock tower is easy on the eye, with dark-wood furnishings, tropical plants and candlelit tables. The extensive menu takes in fish, meat, s…
Gardens in Victoria

Botanical Gardens

The manicured botanical gardens, full of streams and birdsong, are about a 10-minute walk south of the centre. Star attractions are the coco de mer palms lining the main alley. There's also a spice grove, a pen of g…
Seafood in Victoria

Restaurant du Marché

The food is fresh and tasty at this unpretentious yet appealing eatery within the market (upstairs). Typical dishes include smoked-fish salad, tuna steak and fish fillet in coconut milk. It's a good place to catch l…
Fast Food in Victoria

Lai Lam Food Shop

Order roast chicken, smoked fish with rice or other wholesome Creole staples at this crazily popular takeaway outlet smack-dab in the centre. Perfect to fill up on the cheap and take in the vibe from Victoria's work…
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 €200.