Mercure Kourou Ariatel

Address: Avenue de St. Exupery, Kourou, 97310, French Guiana | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel is located on Avenue de St. Exupery, Kourou.
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    Travel Blogs from Kourou

    Day 105 Devil's Island

    A travel blog entry by luv2cruise on Apr 28, 2015

    ... Papillon, it would give you an understanding on how bleak this prison was. One famous person to be sent to the prison was Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, who was a political prisoner.

    There are three islands that are in this area and housed prisoners, the worst being Ile St. Joseph. We do not get to explore that island. This is were Capt. Dreyfus was sent. ...

    Hung our to dry!

    A travel blog entry by harleyjah on Apr 28, 2015

    44 photos

    ... every day. No Supreme Court decisions in our history have been violated so widely, so frequently, and for so long.” But what can you expect, Senator Grassley -- really? There was no right to appointed counsel when the Constitution was enacted in 1789. Therefore, those Supreme Court decisions finding such a right in this “sacred” document were a blatant example of judicial activism. The Constitution is not a “living document”. ...

    Hell in Paradise

    A travel blog entry by 2silvercruisers on Jan 29, 2015

    ... centre and less dangerous prisoners. The more troublesome prisoners were kept at Ile St. Joseph. On the almost inaccessible Devil's Island political prisoners such as Alfred Dreyfus were held in isolation and his hut can still be seen there. The prisoner who became world famous was Henri Charriere, immortalized in the movie Papillon, for supposedly being the only convict ever to have escaped.
    It was quite a precarious descent into the tender, down steps ...

    Rockets and Convicts...

    A travel blog entry by wildkriv on Jul 15, 2014

    12 photos

    On a small peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Kourou River, this small city of nondescript modern apartment blocks once existed solely to serve the mainland and offshore penal colonies. Now it seems to exist solely to serve the Centre Spatial Guyanais, a satellite construction facility and launch pad that employs thousands of people.

    In 1964 Kourou was chosen due to its close proximity to the equator, its ...

    French Creole Wild Mix

    A travel blog entry by ebzh on May 06, 2014

    43 photos

    Made it! Just on time to go on a long bank holiday weekend along the river with Tib and his crew. It could have been worst looking at the ultimate bus ride, but no, all good. Even arrived the night before, directly thrown into good food, local drinks, nice neighbor atmosphere, all looking like a sweet French life somewhere up South America, Creole style.

    I got lucky from the arrival, hitchiking to reach ...