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Church Of Saint Joseph D'Iracoubo

Iracoubo, French Guiana

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About Church Of Saint Joseph D'Iracoubo

The Church of St. Joseph is a church catholic located in the town of Iracoubo in Guyane. The church was built on the initiative of Father Raffray, appointed in 1886. It was entirely decorated by Pierre Huguet, a convict from a camp in Iracoubo. The fresco extends over 400  m 2 and the style is considered naive. The building was classified as a historical monument in 1978. One of the main pilgrimage centers in this area and also a nice tourist destination.



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Petit-Saut Dam49.54km from Church Of Saint Joseph D'Iracoubo

The Petit-Saut Dam is a gravity dam on the Sinnamary River about 36 km south of Sinnamary in French Guiana. The primary purpose of the dam is to produce hydroelectric power and it supports a 116 MW power station. It was one of the main power stations in this area and is owned by Électricité de France. It is also one of the main water sources of this area and is now a tourist attraction too.

Guiana Space Centre 67.09km from Church Of Saint Joseph D'Iracoubo

The Guiana Space Center is a facility used by the European Space Agency and the French government to launch satellites into space. The center is located near Kourou in French Guiana. This was the spaceport used by the ESA to send supplies to the International Space Station using the Automated Transfer Vehicle. One of the famous locations in this area and is famous around the world.

Montagne des Singes71.89km from Church Of Saint Joseph D'Iracoubo

The Montagne des Singes is an animal park located in the town of Kintzheim in Alsace. In this space of 24  hectares which opened in 1969, one can observe more than 240  magots. The site is open from late March to mid-November. The visit lasts about an hour.  It has free parking, a picnic area, restaurant service, and a playground. This place also housed a center for studies on the social behavior of magots.

Devil's Island72.12km from Church Of Saint Joseph D'Iracoubo

Devil's Island is the third-largest island of the Salvation's Islands, an island group in the Atlantic Ocean. Devil's Island was notorious for being used for the internal exile of French political prisoners, with the most famous being Captain Alfred Dreyfus. The islands are mostly overgrown jungle which is slowly covering the remnants of an infamous French penal colony — where over 60,000 men were incarcerated and less than 2,000 survived.

Salvation's Islands72.36km from Church Of Saint Joseph D'Iracoubo

The Salvation Islands are a group of small islands of volcanic origin about 11 kilometers off the coast of French Guiana. It is, so-called because the missionaries went there to escape the plague on the mainland. One of the nice locations which is now a tourist attraction is famous for its history and also the natural beauty. You can spend some good times here by enjoying this beautiful island.

Reserve Naturelle de l'Amana85.91km from Church Of Saint Joseph D'Iracoubo

The National Nature Reserve of Amana is a national nature reserve located on the seafront in the north of French Guiana French. Classified in 1998 for an area of 14,800  hectares, it protects one of the most important sites for the reproduction of 4 species of sea ​​turtles.  The reserve is a close association of beaches, mangroves, freshwater marshes, brackish lagoons, dry savannas and so more. One of the greenish location which preserves nature and its inhabitants.

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French Guiana is a department of France in the Amazonia region of South America, is governed as an overseas province of France. French Guiana is bounded by Brazil to the south and east, Suriname to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast.