Praslin is the second important island of the Seychelles archipelago (38 km²). It is situated 44 km at the north of Mahé, the main island and 6500 people live on it.
The main villages are Baie Sainte Anne et Grand Anse.
The island is particularly famous for its wonderful beaches and its Vallee de Mai, botanical reserve, where many endemic plants grow and classified World Humanity Heritage by UNESCO in 1983.
The island was first named "Isle des Palmes" by the french explorer Lazare Picault in 1744.
It was used by that time as a hiding place by pirates and arab sellers.
It was renamed "Praslin" in 1768, the name of a french governor César Gabriel de Choiseul, duke ofPraslin.
The climate is healthy and many tropical diseases such as malaria and yellow fever are unknown.
Vaccinations are unnacessary.
March and April are the hottest months but shade temperature seldom exceed 30 ° and during the coolest months of July and August may drop to as low as 21°.
Praslin is known for its wonderful beaches and its Valle de Mai, but visitors will also appreciate local food, music and dances which will give your hollidays a nice and tropical perfume.
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