French Guiana Tours
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Places to visit in French Guiana and on our combined French Guiana tours
Why visit French Guiana?
For anyone who has read the novel Papillon, Henri Charrière will be a well known character. His incarceration in and escape from a penal colony in French Guiana has been made in to a film and even if half the stories within the novel are true, he lived the most amazing life.
Charrière was sentenced to life imprisonment at the penal colony on Devil’s Island, one of the infamous Îles du Salut and after over a decade on the island managed to escape. For any traveller considering a trip to these islands, we would highly recommend reading Papillon either before or whilst travelling in French Guiana.