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

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#3 of 10 in Sightseeing in French Guiana
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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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  • I really like these camps! I have been fascinated by the French colonial penal system since reading Papillon as a boy, and visiting these buildings is a remarkable step into history. They have a grues...  more »
  • I was the only English speaking tourist in the group of 12, who showed up on a Saturday at 2:30. Luckily, there was a man from France who could give me a VERY superficial translation, or I would have ...  more »
  • We were glad we made a point of spending a night in St Laurent so we could visit here! Very interesting place, and only 6 euros to get in. A guided tour is included, and we were lucky to get an Englis...  more »
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  • Great moment of history, a competent guide, the unforgettable remains, you take full eyes, 1 hour 30 memory,.
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