Welcome to St Georges de l'Oyapock
St Georges is both the border-crossing town with Brazil and a departure point for visits to Amerindian villages and the ruins of Silver Mountain Penal Colony on the Oyapock River. Accessing the villages requires permission from local authorities and an experienced guide, so it's best to contact a Cayenne-based tour company ahead of time to arrange this. St Georges itself is poor and unremarkable, but it does have an attractive riverside setting and tons of Brazilian flavor. There's no real reason to stop off here, and most travelers hop straight on a bus once they make it across the giant Oyapock River.