French overseas departments, French Guiana is located on the northeast coast of South America, in the north of Brazil. Mostly covered by tropical forest, French Guiana offers France its Amazon, rich in exceptional biodiversity. The natural reserves and zoo of French Guiana, the natural egg-laying sites of marine turtles and the majestic rivers are all expressions of remarkable fauna and flora. With more than 8 million hectares of forest, Guyana is one of the last remaining green lungs on the planet. Going up a river by pirogue to penetrate this preserved nature and cross remote villages is an unforgettable experience. This destination also evokes the Cayenne prison (1852-1938) and its convicts, and, in another register, the Guyanese Space Centre put into service in 1968. Located in Kourou and Sinnamary, this French and European spacecraft launch base sees the departure of Ariane rockets as well as telecommunications satellites. In Cayenne, under the ruins of Fort Cépérou (17th century), we appreciate the colourful Creole houses and the vitality of the markets, shops and cafés in the palm-lined Place des Palmistes. You will not miss a stopover at Monjoly Beach, on the Atlantic Ocean. Change of scenery with the discovery of the village from Cacaowhere you will appreciate the craftsmanship of the Asian community Hmongs, immigrated here in the 1970s or the Amerindian village Awala-Yalimapo, at the confluence of the Mana and Maroni rivers.