Domaine de Val des Pres - Craft Village

Domaine de Val des Pres - Craft Village

Domaine de Val des Pres - Craft Village
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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3.5 of 5 bubbles67 reviews
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ViaBen
Greater London, UK862 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Nice place to visit, but could possibly be better. The imposing colonial mansion gives an idea of how the plantation owners lived at the beginning of the 20th century, through furniture, pictures, and signs explaining the history of the place. The pretty cottages scattered around the grounds host a few local artisans (model boats, pottery, some textiles, wood carvings) and many boring souvenir shops.

I think the Seychelles Heritage Foundation could do more to make it more interesting from a cultural and historical point of view and also to promote local products instead of made-in-China knick-knacks.
Written 13 May 2024
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Mumbai_3939
Mumbai, India28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
somewhat dilapidated and hardly 4 or 5 craft shops open selling their art work (which was good). The prices are reasonable but options are very limited (typical keychains, fridge magnets, some photo frames, sea shell decorative items and clothing). You can complete this in under an hour.
The place has potential but probably at this time of the year with limited tourists it was left deserted.
Written 5 December 2023
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Alcaraz Joan
Barcelona, Spain64 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It is a set of houses where you can buy "artisan" items, although clearly most of them are bought since they are the same in several of them. In the center there is a colonial house from the time of the British Empire, in very good condition and perhaps the most interesting thing about the place.
a visit of a couple of hours is enough.
Written 16 February 2023
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Tom S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
Idyllic place with beautiful colourful hats around a traditional Seychelles colonial house. It is one of the few places where you can buy handmade, genuine Seychelles souvenirs (almost all souvenirs in the markets are imports from Asia). You can also visit the Coco de Mer perfume factory.
It's worth it also just for the ambience.
Written 19 September 2021
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fluffymonkey
Worcester, UK3,671 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Such a shame this place was closed for a public holiday when we arrived. The plantation house dominates the 'village' made up of small units dotted around it. Its our own fault, we should of checked with our hotel before visiting.
Written 8 September 2019
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Jadranka P
London, UK731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Agree with previous reviewer .. this is no hassle souvenir shopping. There is no hard sell, you can come freely inside and browse and ask questions without being pressurised to buy. The prices are cheaper than most other places we came across , no crowds and good quality.

The 'village' is very pleasant, set out in small cabins around what appeared to be a plantation residence with enough parking spaces. Also the sellers told us that they encourage local youth to participate in their projects - a creol doll that we bought was made by a person without an arm which is very touching and has a special meaning to us now.
Written 8 August 2019
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Sajadibrahim
Mesaieed, Qatar27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
It's a small craft village with some hut type shops selling crafts and souvenirs. There is a plantation house in the middle which is good to visit.
Written 31 July 2019
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Liverian
Rowley Regis, UK317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited this small craft village whilst hiring a taxi for the day to tour the extent of Mahe Island, and like a lot of other taxi drivers, it is obviously on their itinerary to get the tourists there.

On the whole, the quality of the crafts we good, with lots of fabrics and coconut products, and the prices were reasonable and certainly cheaper than in some other shops on the island.

The 'village' was set out in small cabins around what appeared to be a plantation residence, and the best part of it all was that there was absolutely no hard sell whatsoever, we were free to browse, handle the crafts, and walk away without buying if nothing caught our eye, it was even met with polite greetings and goodbyes.

If you are passing by, this is a good place to pull in and have a look, it will give you a good benchmark for the type and price of souvenirs generally available, without too much of the tacky mass produced stuff.
Written 11 July 2019
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paul h
West Byfleet, UK373 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited here on a trip around Mahe. I suspect it’s a place all the drivers call into. A series of little huts sell the usual fare, tee shirts, carved coconut shells etc. I suspect most of it is mass produced but the odd hut actually had a craftsman in situ. Actually working. But really if your driver suggests calling in here, give it a miss.
Written 9 July 2019
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Reyma Shipra
Triolet267 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Easily accessible with parking.
There is a museum which is interesting.
Colourful little shops selling handcrafted items beautifully made except the price is exorbitant...had it been cheaper i believe it would have been a perfect little shopping haven.
You can spend about 30-45 mins there.
Friendly people working there.
We reached there at Lunch time but unfortunately the restaurant was closed.
Written 5 June 2019
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