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

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. Put Camp De La Transportation into our Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni journey builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Tourist office is opposite the Transportation Camp and you have to buy tickets for tours there. Check the times of tours on the Tourist Office website as they are not consistent every day. For example...  more »
  • A visit to the camp of the transportation by an excellent guide from the Tourist Office. A place steeped in history narrated by a high guide in color. A great time to make absolutely.
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  • Without knowing the prison before our visit, we were absorbed by the story told by the guide. It is very impressive to imagine what these men lived. The visit of the museum well complete this historic discovery. There was some history buffs, also they are feasted. I recommend. For a very informative budget.
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  • 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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  • Informative guided tour.
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  • Good visit!
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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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  • A moment of history
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