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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. Use our Ile Des Pins trip builder to add Vestiges du Bagne and other attractions to your Ile Des Pins vacation plans.
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  • Sad that a historic site that has marked the history of the island of New Caledonia and the pine be let in this State. Graffiti herbs crazy rubbish to the buildings ruined and dangerous explanation... but what do managers of heritage in New Caledonia? Testimony d a past painful certe but which does not fall into oblivion.
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  • the prison is part of the history of the NC and this visit brings back us a little in time or all these men and these women deported from the France, but who have contributed to the various remnants of this beautiful island
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  • We went to the gaol, and it was nice to walk around and see it, but the whole area is overgrown, and there is no information about it at the site. It is literally on the side of the road with no parki...  more »