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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  • 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 »
  • Very historical place and load of emotion very well structured for visits and explanations historical to do on St. Laurent
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  • Tour with a guide with a lot of knowledge. A good time, moving and interesting. To recommend.
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