Mercure Kourou Ariatel

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

    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 ...

    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

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    ... 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 ...

    Spaced out

    A travel blog entry by holident on Mar 19, 2013

    ... sites. Both are massive rockets, as are their launch platforms. Russian built rockets are unique as they are assembled horizontally rather than vertically as are the American & European models - very fascinating... Given the size of the larger rockets they take some time to leave the ground. Millions of litres of water are directed at the base of the rockets to deflect the sound (over 190 db) away so vibrations don't damage either the rocket or its ...


    A travel blog entry by holident on Mar 18, 2013

    ... The supermarket whilst large lacked essential ingredients & was also very expensive, making our Spaghetti Bolognese meal plan unfeasible. Trying to rack our brains for another easy meal & lacking in time we eventually gave in & bought multiple tins of ready-made chilli con carne & 5kg of rice. A few hours later we finally reached our campsite, in the pitch black. It looked quite impressive as lights lit up the palm tree lined entrance. Jungle ...