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  • Devil Island - prison of Papillon and Dreyfuss
    Devil Island - prison of Papillon and...
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    M/S Vistafjord - anchored off the island

    by globetrott Updated Dec 16, 2003

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    M/S Vistafjord anchored off Devil Island

    Favorite thing: I came there by the cruiseship M/S Vistafjord.

    We had to anchor outside of the small port and had a tenderservice for a short shore-leave of 2 hours

    Fondest memory: Just imagine, what happens on such a rather small island, when a cruiseship with 780 passengers & maybe 250 crewmembers off duty will overflow the island for 2 hours...

    I guess the inhabitants of the island are always again happy, when the ships are gone.

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    a great restaurant

    by globetrott Updated Mar 15, 2003

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    Devil island restaurant

    Favorite thing: There is a small hotel and a great restaurant on the island -
    I remember that there were almost no tourists there except our passengers.

    The restaurant had a great terrace overlooking a tropical garden.

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    The Dreyfuss-affair

    by globetrott Written Mar 15, 2003

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    Devil Island - prison of Papillon and Dreyfuss

    Favorite thing: Captain Dreyfuss was another well-known prisoner. He was found guilty in 1894 in a first trial because his enemies could show false testemonies and witnesses.

    In 1898 Emile Zola and many others started to protest against the judgement and Dreyfuss could leave the prison-island again.

    In 1936 the french governement decided to give up the prison on the island, but
    because of the World war this was postponed until 1948

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    go there on a cristmas-cruise

    by globetrott Written Mar 15, 2003

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    M/S Vistfjord - Christmas - cruise to Devil Island

    Favorite thing: He wrote a famous book about his adventures and the time on the island...

    ...and this book " Papillon " is one of the reasons, why tourists from all over the world want to see this island.

    I got there on a christmas-cruise in 1985 and 1978/79

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    escape - almost impossible

    by globetrott Written Mar 15, 2003

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    Devil Island

    Favorite thing: Since 1850 it was used as a prison-island by the French Government and was finally called Devil Island
    Strong water-currants and sharks made an escape impossible...

    ...at least ALMOST impossible...

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    the Devil island today

    by globetrott Written Mar 15, 2003

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    Devil Island - French Guyana

    Favorite thing: Take a walk with me on the island with more pics of the prison-cells under
    " Must see activities "

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    the local ferry

    by globetrott Written Mar 15, 2003

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    Devil Island - French Guyana

    Favorite thing: We landed our tenders inside the small port, where also the local ferryboat landed according to a regular timetable

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    Courou space centre is nearby

    by globetrott Written Mar 15, 2003

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    Devil Island

    Favorite thing: Today the island is used as a recreation-centre for the workers and engeneers of the european space centre in nearby Curou/French Guyana.

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    Papillon

    by globetrott Updated Mar 15, 2003

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    Devil Island - French Guyana

    Favorite thing: One of the prisoners - called " Papillon " - could escape anyway...

    After quite a lot of other methods he finally put Coconuts inside a sack and was drifted by the currants to the mainland

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    Isles du Salut - Devil Island

    by globetrott Updated Mar 15, 2003

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    Devil Island - Isle du Salut - French Guyana

    Favorite thing: Devil Island had different names in History :
    It was called " Isle de salut " ( Salvation Island ) as it was used by white settlers as a refuge during a time of yellow fever-epidemy

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