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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. 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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Camp De La Transportation Reviews
Ravie de cette visite avec un guide très compétent qui nous apprend bcp de choses et répond à toutes nos questions. Je recommande grandement ! Et le musée est bien fait également, prenez le pass pour ... more »Nice to visit with a very knowledgeable guide who we learn lots of things and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend! And the Museum is well done also, take the pass to tour and Museum, it's worth!
It is daunting to think that some 70 000 convicts were imprisoned here since it was first established in about 1852 and closed in 1953. Many died of tropical diseases, brutal treatment and the Guillot... more »
Absolument visiter ce lieu avec un guide (billets à vendre à l'office du tourisme à côté) car on en apprend énormément sur la vie des bagnards grâce aussi à des anecdotes croustillantes :) more »Absolutely visit this place with a guide (tickets for sale at the nearby tourist office) because we learn a lot about the life of the convicts also thanks to anecdotes :)
If you find yourself in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni this is an obvious place to visit. We did not elect to take a tour but they depart from the Tourist Office. English is not offered every day so you will need to check. Otherwise, we had a fine time just walking around and were able to read enough on Wikipedia that we felt we got the full value.
A nice tour offered by the tourist office! Bonus: visit the Museum really full that teaches us the visit - art and history blend pleasantly through portraits carefully chosen and nicely diversified. A beautiful heritage to discover!
Guided tour with a friendly guide. Seen, in cash, the guillotine in a corner. Just stressful living conditions. A shock
The visit should not miss to Saint Laurent. Tour is recommended in order to understand the history of the place. One of the better maintained camp in French Guiana.
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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