Dark sights in St Laurent Du Maroni
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See the creepy Camp de la Transportation, which includes tiny cells, leg shackles and dorm-style toilets (known to prisoners as the 'love room'). You can visit public execution areas that have been restored just enough to keep them dark and eerie.
One cell has Papillon's name engraved near the bed but whether this was really his cell is up for debate. Convicts arrived in boatloads of 500-600 men after a 20-day crossing of the Atlantic. Most of the camp can only be seen on a guided tour. Pay at the tourist office.