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

(4.4/5 based on 80 reviews on the web)
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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  • Beyond a small museum that I have not seen, the guide, affable and very expressive, made live to his audience the horror of a system that the nazis didn't need to invent to deny the quality of being human.
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  • Memorable but a little left in the abandoned place. Efforts are made; Must be interested in the topic to find of interest.
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  • Take the inputs to the visited the essential pure Tourism Office guided for explanations seem to me essential to understand the Organization and the functioning of labour. It takes an hour to do everything and take the time to observe the details especially the graffiti on the walls and in the cells. Young kids, cover your ears sometimes because he took place of horrible things. Essential.
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