Camp De La Transportation, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
(4.4/5 based on 65+ 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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  • Free open houses, possibility of entry into each room €6 and also guided tours € 6. The layout of this site is extremely well documented. Pictures, stories, photos...
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  • The tour is very interesting because it covers a large part of the camp. The guide gave us many and inspiring explanations on the lives of the convicts.
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  • renovating a lack of explanation, so frustrating it is not great thing, the islands of Salvation are much more representative of the prison
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