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Praslin & La Digue

Praslin is the second largest island of Seychelles. Praslin lies 45km to the northwest of Mahé. Back in the mid-18th century, the island was called Ile de Palme (Palm Island). In 1768, the island was renamed in honor of a French diplomat: the Duc de Praslin.

Praslin is served by two parallel roads running the length of the island. Another road crosses the south-central mountains, in which the virgin forest of the Mai Valley National Park is located.

 La Digue is the smallest of the three main islands of Seychelles with a size of just under 10 km2. It is located about 50 km northeast of Mahé and about 6 km east of Praslin. The 5 km long and 3 km wide island has a population of just 2,200.

The beach Anse Source d’Argent with its extraordinary granite formations is considered a dream beach and is regularly listed among the top 10 beaches worldwide.

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