Top Choice Historic Site in St Laurent du Maroni

Camp de la Transportation

The eerie Camp de la Transportation, where prisoners arrived for processing, was the largest prison in French Guiana. Convicts arrived by boatfuls and it took 20 days to cross the Atlantic. The tourist office offers…
Historic Site in St Laurent du Maroni

Le Camp de la Relégation

Le Camp de la Relégation, aka St Jean and 17km from St Laurent, is another abandoned prison camp. It's accessed via two-hour tours offered by the tourist office. These buildings once were home to 'the claws' – light…
River in St Laurent du Maroni

Fleuve de Maroni

Explore the Amerindian and Maroon cultures that inhabit the shores of this great river. You'll usually also visit the island of an old leper colony (mentioned in Papillon) and take a jungle stroll. The tourist offic…