Welcome to French Guiana

French Guiana is in the Amazon region of South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname. It is governed as an overseas province of France.

It is a tropical, rainforest covered land with unspoiled wilderness, which shelter centuries-old indigenous villages. The coast has bird-rich marshes where caimans lurk and Atlantic beaches where turtles swim. Offshore lie France’s notorious penal prisons which were closed in 1951.

The tourist industry is not well developed which means travel can be difficult and expensive.