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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  • Do if possible with a guide to really understand; If not way. It's still a beautiful ballad to do.
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  • It is a fortress that had been imprisoned men, come from the Paris Commune. No signs, so only ruins what I thought, was very helpful. We found that once again brought in a tour around the island, now a national historic site,. Is the ruins tells New Caledonia have been in France territory.
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  • Really not much to spend time on here - but worth a visit if you want a break from the perfect beaches nearby.  more »

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