Vestiges du Bagne, Ile Des Pins

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View a piece of history in ruins at Vestiges du Bagne, an old prison that housed French convicts from 1864 to 1924. Since its closure, vegetation has overtaken the former jail, but you can still hike through the tall grass to explore this abandoned slice of history. Take a tour guide with you if you wish to see the tiny prison cells and hear the little-known facts about the place. Wear sturdy shoes and lots of bug repellant. With our online itinerary creator, Ile Des Pins attractions like Vestiges du Bagne can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I have been visiting here every time I come to the Isle of Pines and every time I am still amazed at the history and the beauty and power of nature. My 3 year old loved it too. Highly recommend a visi...  more »
  • These ruins lead us to immerse ourselves in what could be the life of its convicts. It's cold in the back. The walk in the garden with colorful vegetation is nice. No guided tour, it's bad. The visit to the cemetery a little further on the road, complements the circuit
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  • The visit of the prison is a must. Labour is now overgrown, but the buildings are easily accessible. The buildings are still well preserved.
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