Top things to do in Victoria

Top Choice Creole in Victoria

Marie-Antoinette

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

National Museum of History

Housed in Victoria's restored colonial-era Supreme Court building (1885), this terrific museum opened in late 2018. While the architecture itself is worth admiring, the museum's exhibitions are outstanding. Downstai…
Top Choice Market in Victoria

Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market

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 Gallery in Victoria

Kaz Zanana

This gallery, in a traditional Creole wooden structure built in 1915 and restored in the 1980s, exhibits the work of George Camille, one of the Seychelles' best-loved painters. It's a short uphill walk from the main…
Creole in Victoria

Papagalo

Downstairs from Sam's Pizzeria, this wildly popular takeaway place serves up hearty Creole staples in a cafeteria-style display cabinet – point to what you want, wait for them to weigh it and you're halfway to a fin…
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. …
International in Victoria

Coco Blu

The decor of this 1st-floor eatery overlooking the clock tower is easy on the eye, a mix of stylish and quirky, and the vantage point is good for people-watching. A change in name and ownership has done the food her…
Cafe in Victoria

Le Rendevous Cafe

This charming oasis of a 1st-floor cafe rises above the din of downtown Victoria. It serves smoothies and fresh juices, good coffee, and light meals such as wraps, sandwiches and salads – we enjoyed the vanilla tea …
Church in Victoria

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

This imposing cathedral is noteworthy for its elegant portal and colonnaded facade – the interior nave is long and airy with some stained-glass windows. The extraordinary building immediately west of the cathedral i…
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…