Camp De La Transportation, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

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Take an eerie and mysterious tour of Camp De La Transportation, once the largest prison in French Guiana. Take the guided tour and learn about how convicts arrived by the boatful in 20 day trips across the Atlantic during the 19th century, and explore the cell rumored to belong to Henri Charrière. You can still find the infamous convicted felon's nickname "Papillon" inscribed on the wall. Be aware that while some tours are conducted in English, a lot of the staff speak little of the language. Use our Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni vacation planner to arrange your visit to Camp De La Transportation and other attractions in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.
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  • August 7, 2017
    If you want to visit saint Laurent this visit is more than necessary if is to understand the origins of this city guides are more competent I advise you this visit very much
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  • August 4, 2017
    We had a very good visit with a very interesting and very interested guide reasonable price. Accessible with children and strollers. We also had the chance to attend a passion of command: very emotional moment
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  • August 2, 2017
    We had a great guide very expressive and friendly. Very interesting tour even for children because it lasts only an hour and a quarter. We see especially the cell of butterfly and many other interesting things.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Real place of history and culture! The CIAP (development of heritage Interpretation Centre) offers tours (tickets to buy at the tourist office) and audio-visual exhibitions of high quality!
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  • July 12, 2017
    Informative guided tour.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Good visit!
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  • December 17, 2016
    Great moment of history, a competent guide, the unforgettable remains, you take full eyes, 1 hour 30 memory,.
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  • April 30, 2017
    A moment of history
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