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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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  • This set of three tiny islands close to each other and not far from Cayenne in French Guiana has an horrific history as a prison colony of France but Ile Royale, the most accessible island is an idyll...  more »
  • The Iles du Salut include three islands, and only the middle island Ile Royale is accessible to visitors. We sailed there from Brazil on our way to Grenada and Ile Royale offers a good harbor and also...  more »
  • We were on a cruise and stopped off for a few hours at the infamous former French penal colony. Formed of 3 islands the colony was closed in 1953 and although there is a museum and some buildings that...  more »