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Les Iles du Salut, Kourou

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Visit Les Iles du Salut to learn about the penal colonies that once lived on these islands. Find the remains of old sheds where prisoners lived, punishment cells, and a cemetery for those who once lived here. What remains is generally in ruins, which the surrounding jungle is slowly swallowing. Stroll along the golden sands of the beaches and feed the tame local wildlife. If you work up an appetite, grab a bite at the nearby eatery. Make Les Iles du Salut a part of your Kourou vacation plans using our Kourou tourist route planner.
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  • There is only one thing to say: must visit, enjoy this beautiful place, such fabulous, rich, dense, free animal, and history.
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  • Do not hesitate! The islands of Salvation are must-see. Certainly it gets especially when the sea is formed and rather turbulent but after about an hour of crossing of Kourou we discover a place of memory and visit really surprising. We had the chance to be few that day to visit places which allowed us to take our time and discover everything. The ruins of the jailhouse impress and let us imagine the atmosphere which was to rule there at the time. We discovered a little gap on the Royal Island, the Devil's Island where Captain Dreyfus was held. Battered by the waves and the wind we understand why escape from this place was a miracle. Beyond this place of memory the island also remains a nice place where agutis and monkeys seem to spend quiet days. Very interesting and informative visit.
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  • A very nice trip to do on a day. You will leave Kourou aboard a catamaran, and can reach the Islands in about 1 and a half hours from boat. On the Royal island do not forget to give bananas to small monkeys, engineers and calmer, you will probably also see a beautiful sea turtle to the surface of the water from time to time... You can also see the House in which Dreyfus spent some years isolated from the boat. The island of st Joseph, exploration of the remains of the prison, which have been almost completely covered by vegetation. Place full of culture and emotions!
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