19 attractions you should visit in French Guiana - With photos & details

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Top 19 attractions to explore in French Guiana

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.

Botanical GardensCayenne 97300, French Guiana
Botanical Gardens

A beautiful botanical garden which was located at the end of the Avenue Charles de Gaulle, adjacent to the university, in Cayenne. It was home to a wide variety of plants and also contains a statue of politician Gaston Monnerville. A nice location where you can spend a nice time and also you can explore a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Cathedral of Saint-SauveurCayenne 97300, French Guiana
Churches

A majestic Roman catholic cathedral and also a national monument of France which stands in the municipality of Cayenne. It was once surrounded by magnificent palm trees, which were to give it a certain allure. It was restored in the 1990s and then declared a historical monument. One of the main pilgrimage centers in this area and also a tourist attraction too.

Church Of Saint Joseph D'IracouboIracoubo, French Guiana
Churches

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.

Devil's IslandDevil's Island, French Guiana
Islands

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.

Fort CépérouCentre-Ville, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
Forts

Fort Cépérou is a historic fort that is located on a hill overlooking the Cayenne River and the capital city of Cayenne. Most of the site is now a restricted military zone, but you can still wander around the ruins for good views of Cayenne and the river. The fort was first named Fort Cépérou, then Fort Saint Michel and then Fort Saint Louis before returning to its original name. It was one of the main attractions in this area and also a main historical site.

Fort DiamantRoute des plages, Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana
Forts
Old Ruins

The Fort Diamant is a hard whose construction began in 1840 and ended in 1849 in the municipality of Rémire-Montjoly in Guyana.  This military building was entirely classified as a Historic Monument by decree dated May 14, 1980. consists of three pieces of artillery including a recess shaped "V" with two walls a meter thick, a cross casemated with nine cells, cells that had thick door wacapou clad in iron and a half-moon battery which had five guns. One of the main historical places in this area

Guiana Amazonian Park1 rue Lederson, Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana
Forests
National Parks

The territory of the Amazonian Park of Guyana covers 40% of French Guyana, making it the largest national park in France and of the European Union. it protects one of the strongest biodiversity zones on the planet, as well as the original ways of life and the human activities of the inhabitants of the rivers and forest. It cannot be accessed from the sea-shore or by any other means other than by airplane or pirogue. Guiana Amazonian Park represents the biggest rain forest protected area in the w

Guiana Botanical Garden2805 savane Césarée, Macouria 97355, French Guiana
Botanical Gardens

Guiana Botanical Garden is a pleasant open space that was with a huge range of tropical plants, trees, and flowers in it. It was founded in the late 19th century, during the time of British Guiana, on an abandoned sugar estate.  It includes the Seven Ponds, which is the burial site of many famous personalities.

Guiana Space Centre Kourou, French Guiana
Iconic Buildings

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.

Îles du ConnétableÎles du Connétable, French Guiana
Islands

The Island of the Grand Constable is located 18  km off the mouth of the Approuague, in French Guiana. Together with the island of the Petit Connétable, it forms the national nature reserve of the Île du Grand Connétable. It is made up of two islands: the Grand Constable and the Petit Constable. The island is an isolated rocky site, and the waters surrounding it are home to rich marine life such as green turtles and giant groupers. One of the nice location which is flourished with natural beauty

Maison-Musée de Félix ÉbouéRue Christophe Colomb, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
Museums

The Maison-Musée de Félix Éboué, sometimes called Maison Natale de Félix Éboué , in Cayenne , Guyana , was the residence of Guyanese politician Félix Éboué . It was labeled " Maison des Illustres " by the Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2011. The “Maison des illustres” label was awarded to it in 2011 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. The birthplace of Félix Eboué was symbolically inaugurated onJune 18, 2013.

Montagne de KawMontagne de Kaw, Camp Caimans, French Guiana
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The mountain of Kaw is a relief made up of hills located in the commune of Roura in Guyana and covered by a large forest area. it hosts a rich biological diversity and many endemic species. It shelters numerous shelters under rocks favorable to the orange cocks of rock, emblematic and endemic species of the Plateau des Guyanas.  One of the lush green areas which were located in the heart of France which was also a nice trekking destination.

Montagne des SingesMontagne des Singes, French Guiana
Zoos
Parks
Forests

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.

Musée Alexandre-Franconie1 Rue de Rémire, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
Museums

The Alexandre-Franconia Departmental Museum is a "Museum of France" located in Cayenne 3 the capital of French Guiana 4 a territory of France in the north of South America It presents various collections in the field of natural history, archeology, ethnography, and local history. It is a colonial museum like those that have been created around the world in the 19th century.

Petit-Saut DamBarrage de Petit-Saut, French Guiana
Dams

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.

Reserve Naturelle de l'Amana270 avenue du 31 décembre 1988, Awala Yalimapo 97319, French Guiana
Beaches
Outdoors- Other
Forests

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.

Salines de MontjolyAvenue Saint Dominique, Cayenne, French Guiana
Beaches

Les Salines de Montjoly are coastal salt marshes located in the town of Rémire-Montjoly in Guyana. The Saltworks of Montjoy are natural sites on the island of Cayenne belonging to the Conservatoire du littoral. The name seems to come from the natural salt deposits that form after the evaporation of seawater at the site. It is also a nice beach which was surrounded by a residential area and is a nice location to spend some free time.

Salvation's IslandsSalvation's Islands, French Guiana
Islands

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.

Zoo de GuyaneRoute du Galion, Macouria 97355, French Guiana
Zoos

The Guyana Zoo is a zoo French located in Guyana. It is the only one present in this region and overseas department. Located in the two municipalities of Macouria and Montsinéry, it is home to more than 75 Guyanese species, most of which are protected, representing more than 450 individuals. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Guyana which was opened in  1983.

Map of attractions in French Guiana