Kourou

Kourou is a town in French Guiana. Together with the Îles de salut (Salvation’s Islands) outside the coast it used to be part of a penal colony for the worst criminals in France, but in 1946 the prisons were closed. Since the 1960s it’s been best known for the Guiana Space Centre.

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The town is on the road between Cayenne and the Surinamese border. You can get in by car (rental car or a rather expensive taxi) or by bus. TIG’s[dead link] bus line 5 takes you from Cayenne to Kourou in little over an hour and the fare is €10. Also bus line 9 from Cayenne to Iracoubo further west stop in Cayenne.

A shared taxi (minivan) from Saint-Laurent is 25 Euro.

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