State House Public Tours

Written by on 31st May 2022

State House Public Tours 2022

State House Public Tours

State House is back offering tours to the public 

Built in 1910, the State House is one of Victoria’s best-known colonial buildings. Within its grounds is the hillside grave of Jean Baptiste Quéau de Quincy, an 18th-century governor who is mostly remembered today for the legendary ease with which he surrendered the colony to a passing British ship. The seat of the President of Seychelles, the white-washed State House comes with a lengthy balcony and is surrounded by established tropical landscaped gardens.  This included a Coco de Mer palm, which was not grown initially at State House, as the species is endemic to Praslin and  Curieuse. Visitors also came across a giant tortoise pen and were given a chance to feed its inhabitants, by their caretaker.

The most prominent grave is that of Chevalier Jean-Baptiste Queau de Quincy who was the Commandant and Civil Agent of Seychelles from 1793 to 1811

Address: State House Avenue, Victoria, Mahé 

Tickets are available for tourists at the National Museum of History (Ex-Supreme Court)

Entry Free for all Seychellois

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