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

      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

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      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 ...

      Devils Island.... Not!

      A travel blog entry by lottespace on Dec 16, 2013

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      Well, today was Devils Island in French Guiana but the seas were too rough to tender over and explore. The island was used for political prisoners and has a great history. The island has no living quarters and today is set up with a small museum, and walking paths for you to see the quarters and ...

      World Cruise 2013

      A travel blog entry by nando64 on May 08, 2013

      21 photos

      ... tender ride was easy and smooth and we were on the island relatively early before the heat for the day set upon us. We followed the southern path along the island and came upon stairs, leading to the director’s quarters and hotel, these were steep and irregular and one could easily trip and fall. To say the building were in disrepair would be an understatement. They were covered with foliage both inside and outside the buildings. Next we came ...