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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  • From the historical point of view this place is absolutely worth a visit for the duty of memory and this part of our national history that is often concealed: La Commune. And don't forget to go to the cemetery of the deportees. Focus visit itself, what a pity that sites are not maintained or highlighted. Very little guidance. The ruins are even dangerous because of landslide risks are real...
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  • I visited in the island sightseeing tour in the hotel. Speaking of pines beach is a beautiful resort is popular in the 19th century was used as a penal colony for France and a glimpse into the history of pines. Grounds and lush greenery, walks a little difficult.
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  • We saw this on the drive down to one of the beaches so on our way to the airport we decided to make time to see it. It isn't huge or has any information on it, but it's worth a stop. It's a bit eerie ...  more »
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