Top things to do in St Laurent du Maroni

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 exhausted after 20 days crossing the Atlantic and were eventually dispatched onw…
Top Choice Creole in St Laurent du Maroni

La Goélette

The best restaurant in St Laurent, 'the Schooner' is indeed built boatlike over the river and offers a selection of breezy tables with great views toward Suriname. The food is excellent, with a range of seafood and …
Historic Site in St Laurent du Maroni

Camp de la Relégation

The Camp de la Relégation, aka St Jean, is another abandoned prison camp 17km from St Laurent. It's accessed via two-hour tours offered by various operators, all of which can be booked through the Office du Tourisme…
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 Office du Tou…
Creole in St Laurent du Maroni

Tipic Kreol

Busy and central, with a choice of sidewalk seating for people-watching or more intimate inside tables in a plant-filled, polished-wood restaurant area. The food, including bush meat, fish, steaks and salads, is cop…
Market in St Laurent du Maroni

Marché de Saint Laurent

St Laurent's market has delicious and authentic pho (noodle soup), papaya salad, an assortment of Laotian pastries, fruit juices and more, alongside Hmong embroidered items and lots of other beautiful crafts on sale…
Creole in St Laurent du Maroni

Chez Félicia

This local favorite has tasty Creole cuisine (including bush meat) enjoyed in a homey, checkered-tablecloth setting with friendly staff and happy regulars. Portions are huge and sharing is encouraged.