Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  New Caledonia  /  Ile Des Pins  /  Sightseeing  /  Vestiges du Bagne

Vestiges du Bagne, Ile Des Pins

(2.1/5 based on 90 reviews on the web)
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. Use our Ile Des Pins trip builder to add Vestiges du Bagne and other attractions to your Ile Des Pins vacation plans.
Create a full Ile Des Pins itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ile Des Pins

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Ile Des Pins by other users

9 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Ile Des Pins BY A USER FROM NEW CALEDONIA April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM MEXICO March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in New Caledonia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The place is interesting but very little reported and lack of documentation or display on the history of the prison. It is unclear what are the buildings still standing.
    View original
  • Good for a 20 mins stop-off if you have a car to see the remains of an old building with lovely photo opportunities for the serious photography  more »
  • This visit immerses you nearly 150 years in the past. At that time the bandits were really punished. You will remain insensitive in this place full of stories, violence and pain.
    View original