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.
Do you want to discover the lush landscapes of French Guiana? Find our advice to leave at the best period.
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.
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.
Europcar offers safer services to tourists, professionals and Guyanese aiming at safety and quality for their car rental trips in French Guiana.
Planning to visit Cayenne? Don't miss the Cayenne market full of local products held three times a week at the Place du Coq.
Awara broth is a typical Guianese dish prepared with awara fruit paste. Discover the ingredients and preparation steps with Europcar French Guiana.
Ile Royale, Ile Saint Joseph and Ile du Diable, located 15 km off Kourou, is a high tourist destination in French Guyana.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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