Trip Planner: South America / French Guiana / Arrondissement of Cayenne / Kourou / Miscellaneous / Les Iles du Salut
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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il n'y a qu'une chose à dire : il faut visiter, profiter de ce beau lieu, de cette nature fabuleuse, riche, dense, des animaux libres et de l'histoire.There is only one thing to say: must visit, enjoy this beautiful place, such fabulous, rich, dense, free animal, and history.View original
Ne pas hésiter ! Les îles du salut sont à découvrir absolument. Certes ça se mérite notamment lorsque la mer est formée et plutôt turbulente mais après environ une heure de traversée de Kourou on déco... more »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.View original
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