Vestiges du Bagne, Ile Des Pins

#15 of 16 in Things to do in Ile Des Pins
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
View a piece of history in ruins at Vestiges du Bagne, an old prison that housed French convicts from 1864 to 1924. Since its closure, vegetation has overtaken the former jail, but you can still hike through the tall grass to explore this abandoned slice of history. Take a tour guide with you if you wish to see the tiny prison cells and hear the little-known facts about the place. Wear sturdy shoes and lots of bug repellant. With our online itinerary creator, Ile Des Pins attractions like Vestiges du Bagne can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • While driving around the island we came across these well preserved ruins and were able to walk through them. Although we had no guide, we were able to see the conditions that awaited those...  more »
  • This place would be more interesting if there was information on the history of it. The ruins have been graffitied and grounds have been reclaimed by nature, so at times you do have to duck through...  more »

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