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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  • It is by visiting the camp of the transportation we understand French Guiana and that we understand St. Lawrence of the Maroni River. 150 years of history unfold before our eyes. The guided tour is exciting. A must visit. A monument of our national history.
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  • Good idea to make night visits to the camp. This adds to the atmosphere of the place and its scary appearance!
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  • A trip within labor that gives us a feeling of guilt about the way were treated prisoners. A visit rich in comments or the guide takes you into the universe of the prison and its inhumanity. A place to visit.
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