The dream of Pepper! Intendant of the islands of France and Bourbon, Pierre Poivre was originally not only the first establishment in Seychelles, but also the introduction into these islands, in 1771, of the spices, especially the cannelier. That year, his emissary, Antoine Gillot, decided to choose the Anse Royale, whose land is excellent and quite well watered, so that Pepper's botanical ideas take shape. In May 1780, the Lieutenant of Romainville, representing the intendant in the Seychelles, burned the plantations in error to avoid what he thought was an enemy ship. Today, in the same Anse Royale, just follow the arrows to access the hundred acres of the King Garden, at the foot of Mount Gratte-Fesse. Taking the idea of Pepper, Brian and Micheline George had the good idea, when they returned from an exile of thirteen years in the United States, to revive the field of the Embroidery.
Around the old master house converted into a small museum (with a detailed map of the island in 1890), we can now stroll freely through a pleasant tropical garden with odorous scents. There are no fewer than fifty varieties of trees and shrubs with magic names for some: Patchouli, cardamome, muscade… From avocado to cocoa and cotton pepper, a pedagogical plant is a didactic plant on which sea cools (three females and two males) are used. Palmists and latanians also grew up on the property, where the sugar cane was revived. A mill was even built to crush it, twenty-five men having been required to set up the Casuarina trunk. The rum of the Seychelles, however, is only on the drops… Let us make efforts to revive a property so long as set-aside! At this garden found, recently added a cinnamon gas distillery, an exotic bird park, a reptilarium (snakes, geckos, chameleons, lizards), a children's park with goats and turtles, a rhumery and a snack restaurant where to take a fruit juice. fresh and regenerating with a curry octopus, salad or pancake to the glory of the fruit from here. And since the traveler always wants to take some of the places that delight him, the new planters have thought of them by holding shop next door. They are mainly sold on their land, the nature (pepper, cloves, cinnamon, dried peppers) or worked (ginger candies, lemons of lemons, papaya tours, nougat coco…), but also some nice craft creations.
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