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Blog | Discover French Guiana

French Guiana, both a region and a French overseas department, is undeniably an adventure destination! A paradise for nature lovers in search of adventure and cultural discovery, here are our recommendations for preparing your trip to French Guiana.

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When to go

Blog | When to go to French Guiana

Do you want to discover the lush landscapes of French Guiana? Find our advice to leave at the best period.

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History & Heritage

Blog | Carnival in French Guyana

The Carnival of French Guiana is the major event of the territory. It reflects the ethnic diversity of the territory. The carnival starts at the beginning of January and ends between February and March.

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Must Do & Must See

Blog | Discovering leatherback turtles

The beaches of Guiana are the most important nesting sites for leatherback turtles. About 200 turtles nest each year on the beaches of Montjoly and Awala Yalimapo.

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Useful Informations

Blog | Rental between individuals

Europcar offers safer services to tourists, professionals and Guyanese aiming at safety and quality for their car rental trips in French Guiana.

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Must Do & Must See

Blog | Cayenne Market

Planning to visit Cayenne? Don't miss the Cayenne market full of local products held three times a week at the Place du Coq.

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History & Heritage

Blog | Awara broth recipe

Awara broth is a typical Guianese dish prepared with awara fruit paste. Discover the ingredients and preparation steps with Europcar French Guiana.

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Must Do & Must See

Blog | Visit the Salvation Islands

Discover the Salvation Islands, a unique getaway blending history and nature off the coast of French Guiana. Explore the islands: historical remnants, bathing spots, encounters with local wildlife, and much more.

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Renting a car is sometimes an obligatory step when preparing your trip to French Guiana. Indeed, depending on the town you choose, it may be essential to rent a vehicle to move around and easily reach the different places during your stay.

Tourism in French Guiana: The best places to visit in French Guiana

1. Cayenne, take a tour to the Place des Palmistes

Main square of the city of Cayenne in French Guiana. Best place to meet people and discover the different culinary meals of the department. You will also discover its history with the presence of the column of the Republic built in 1890 for the commemoration of the Bastille Day and also the statue of Felix Eboue.

2. Kourou, visit the space port of Europe

The space center of French Guiana is the only one open to visit (for free). You can discover the installations, attend a launch, explore the savannah with the National Forestry Office, or visit the space museum (fee).

3. The prison in French Guyana

The Salvation Islands

The archipelago of the Salvation Islands, comprising three islands: Devil's Island, Royal Island and Saint-Joseph Island. It was the place of incarceration of prisoners of the penal colony. Historical heritage, the Salvation Islands are a must-see tourist spot in French Guiana.

The Transportation Camp in Saint Laurent

It was the largest prison in French Guyana. This prison was the central prison of French Guyana.  The entrance is free for the visit (by yourself) of half of the complex. The rest of the prison, the exhibition rooms, are not free.

4. Treasure Reserve: Exploring the Amazon Rainforest

Come and walk a botanical trail 1.7km long. It is the 3rd largest nature reserve in France by area. You will discover a natural ecosystem and a unique biological wealth in the world. You will be able to meet monkeys, tapirs, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes during your journey.

When to visit French Guiana ?

We advise you to avoid the rainy season which lasts from December to July. Outside this period, especially between September and October, the weather is sunnier. For more details, please consult our article "Weather in French Guiana".

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