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Cayenne

2.7
Islands · Landmarks · Gardens
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast. Founded by the French in 1644, the city passed between colonial hands until 1817, when French rule was restored. The population of approximately 55,000 is ethnically diverse, with Haitian, European, Hmong, Creole, Brazilian, and other Asian communities adding to the rich tapestry of the city's cultural heritage. You can enrich your Cayenne holiday by attending any one of many cultural events held here throughout the year, including dances, carnivals, parades, and other traditional festivities. Before you visit French Guiana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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Devil's Island ©
Island
Devil's Island
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Place des Palmistes ©
Neighborhood
Place des Palmistes
2.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ilet la Mere ©
Island
Ilet la Mere
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fort Ceperou ©
Landmark
Fort Ceperou
2.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Cayenne

Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) ©
Science Museum
Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) Kourou
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Zoo de Guyane ©
Zoo
Zoo de Guyane Macouria
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Remire-Montjoly Beach ©
Beach
Remire-Montjoly Beach Remire-Montjoly
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Marshes of Caw ©
Wildlife Area
Marshes of Caw Arrondissement of Cayenne
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Cayenne

St. Sauveur Cathedral ©
Church
St. Sauveur Cathedral
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie ©
Specialty Museum
Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Avenue du General de Gaulle ©
Landmark
Avenue du General de Gaulle
1.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fort Diamant ©
Historic Site
Fort Diamant
1.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Cayenne

Cayenne River ©
Water Body
Cayenne River
2.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Cayenne

Montabo Beach
Beach
Montabo Beach
2.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Cayenne

Place Victor Schoelcher Market ©
Flea Market
Place Victor Schoelcher Market
2.2
Duration: 2h 30 min