They were dubbed “the islands of health” in the eighteenth century because of their breezy, mosquito-free environment.
The smallest isle, devil’s island, served as one of the nineteenth century’s most infamous and gruesome penal colonies for french criminals and revolutionaries.
Today, visitors can wander through the fascinating maze of crumbling, open-air prison cells that are slowly being overtaken by lush tropical vegetation.
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But, even with that look, the country is rich in tourist attractions from varied wildlife to untouched coastlines.
It is among the wealthiest areas in south america since it funded by the european union, as it is the base for satellite launching.
Even at that, the locals still hold dear to their cultures.
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