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For those eager to discover Seychelles by foot, La Digue is probably the best island on which to do so.

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Union Estate Park

One of the most visited sites on La Digue is the L'Union Estate situated on the southern end of the island. An old plantation house is the centrepiece of the estate, which is flanked by a giant granite boulder, a large pen where Seychelles' giant tortoises roam and a spacious paddock for the estate's horses.

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THE COPRA MILL

Once a leading industry in Seychelles, the production of Copra (the dried flesh of a coconut and the oil derived from it) has declined significantly and today the only remaining Copra Mill on La Digue is at the Union Estate where you can see every stage of the copra processing, from the laborious de-husking to the final purifying and bottling of the oil.

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THE PLANTATION

The Plantation of the Union Estate covers almost a third of La Digue and is home to a wide variety of plants cultivated for food and medicine. At certain times of the day visitors to the plantation are able to observe the time honoured techniques used to maintain and harvest the crops.

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OLD CEMETERY

Another historical sight at the L'Union Estate, the old Cemetery was established by the very first permanent settlers on La Digue.

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NID AIGLE - BELLE VUE

Another historical sight at the L'Union Estate, the old Cemetery was established by the very first permanent settlers on La Digue.

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VEUVE RESERVE

The Paradise Flycatcher (Vev in Creole) is found only on La Digue and is the only one of Seychelles' endemic bird species still listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. While it can be seen in many places on the La Digue plateau, the best opportunity to glimpse this rare bird is afforded by the Veuve Reserve.

The male bird is black with an iridescent blue sheen, a blue bill and sports long black tail streamers, while the female is smaller with a brown back and wings. They can be seen flying around the badamier (Indian almond) trees and in the marshes where they feed on insects.

Vigorous conservation efforts are underway to protect the Vev, the total population of which numbers only a couple of hundred birds. The Reserve is the perfect place to watch the birds and is equally inviting for non-birdwatchers for its peace, tranquillity and verdant scenery.




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Anse Réunion
La Digue, Seychelles

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Phone: +248 429 2525
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