French Guiana Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 44%, French Guiana may not initially come to mind when you think of South America. This isn't surprising when you consider that its history differs significantly from its neighbors in that it is an overseas region of France that exhibits a unique blend of French, Caribbean and South American cultures. One of the most interesting manifestations of French control is the presence of the Guiana Space Centre. This complex is an extension of the French Space Agency (CNES) and represents a fantastic alternative to witness a satellite launch. But if contact with the beyond isn't your idea of a vacation, you could opt instead for a visit to the Amaná Reserve, where you can witness one of the most pristine nesting sites of the giant leatherback turtle. Then finally, after you're looked to the stars and to the sea, you can visit Devil's Island, one of the most notorious penal colonies of the former French Empire. With all of this and a range of pristine Caribbean beaches, you'll never overlook this little corner of paradise again.
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Join the throngs of spectators who gather to see the launch of a satellite at the Guiana Space Centre near Kourou, French Guiana. As one of the best places on the planet for a launch, due to its proximity to the equator, it al....
|Coordinates:||4 00 N, 53 00 W|
|Government:||Overseas Region of France|
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