Cayenne

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownCayenne
Insee code97302
Postcode97300
Latitude4.9227000
Longitude-52.3269000
Altitude4 meters
Surface23.60 km²
Population57518 inhabitants
Density2437 inhabitants/km²

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TOWN PRESENTATION

American Indians whose chief was Cépérou have seen it happen one day in the year 1643 Sieur de Bretigny on the coasts cayennaises to signify the beginning of colonization of this land hitherto independent. Located on the South American continent, between Brazil and Suriname; since Guyana became a colony, then a French department overseas. For some years now, Cayenne is called "Cayenne, Capital City of the Amazon French".

Gastronomy: colombo: dish of green vegetables, meat with curry and lime with rice; blaff the fish: fish in short-Boulton, the quack who used to accompany any dish (granulated cassava); the game: wooden pig, iguana, etc.. along with red beans and rice or quack.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Cayenne:
  • Cathedral of St. Saviour: Ranked partly historic monument March 9, 1999. Shown to represent an historic December 9, 1992.
  • Place the plaza called Place des Palmistes: listed building March 9, 1999.
  • Place Leopold Heder also known as Place de Grenoble listed building March 9, 1999.
  • Old Custom House, Rue du Vieux Port: listed building June 12, 1992.
  • Statue of Victor Schoelcher, Place Victor Schoelcher: listed building March 9, 1999
  • Home Themire-Melkior, known Palmistes Bar, 22 Avenue du General de Gaulle: listed building May 19, 1994.
  • Hotel Prefectural Palmistes, former Jesuit College: Listed as an historic monument August 17, 1978.
  • Former buildings of the General Council, current departmental archives, Leopold Place Heder: Registered as a historic monument January 22, 1979.
  • Old Fire Engineers, called the Hall home inspection and also the general secretary, Barracks Street and dead end of May 8, 1945: Listed as an historic monument August 16, 1995.
  • Former Police Station, 122 avenue du General de Gaulle: Listed as an historic monument August 24, 1995.
  • Old Powder: Listed as an historic monument April 10, 1989.
  • Hospital Jean Martial, Place des Palmistes: Registered as a historic monument to December 9, 1992.
  • Former hospital chapel Jean Martial, Place des Palmistes: Listed as an historic monument December 9, 1992.
  • Building Franconia, now a museum and library, street and street Maissin Remire: Registered as a historic monument at February 14, 1986, amended Order March 8, 1986.
  • Old wash house, corner of Boulevard and Jubelin Avenue General de Gaulle: Registered as a historic monument at August 24, 1995.
  • Clerkship St. Joseph, corner of Arago and Lallouette: Registered under the historic April 19, 1989.
  • Institute of Higher Education, Former Provincial Directorate of Public Works, 9 rue Gontran Damascus: Listed as an historic monument December 9, 1992.
  • School Josephine Horth, 12 Place des Palmistes: Listed as an historic monument December 9, 1992.
  • Vitalo House, corner of Barrat and Arago: Listed as an historic monument November 26, 1992.
  • Home Loupec, 6 rue du Fort Cépérou: Listed as an historic monument August 31, 1995.
  • Home Pacheco, 14 Avenue du General de Gaulle: Listed as an historic monument August 31, 1995.
  • Old bakery Anatole, 43 avenue du General de Gaulle: Listed as an historic monument August 31, 1995.
  • Home Delabergerie, current regional office of cultural affairs, 95 Avenue du General de Gaulle: Listed as an historic monument November 26, 1992.
  • Home N'Zila, 31 rue du Lieutenant Goinet: Listed as an historic monument August 16, 1995.
  • Home Prevot, 14 Avenue Leopold Heder: Listed as an historic monument November 26, 1992.
  • Guitteaud House, 11 Liberty Avenue: Listed as an historic monument August 31, 1995.
  • Francis House, 42 rue Schoelcher: Listed as an historic monument Oct. 11, 1993.
  • Home Bradin, 56 rue Schoelcher: Listed as an historic monument November 26, 1992. There remains only the entrance porch.
  • Islands of Hi:
  • Chapel Royale: listed building June 27, 2000.
  • Home Dreyfus, Devil's Island: historical monument June 27, 2000.
  • Former hospital Royale: Historical monument June 27, 2000.
  • Ward managers Royale: Registered as a historic monument at December 26, 2000.
  • District supervisors Royale: Registered as a historic monument at December 26, 2000.
  • Ward on death row for the Isle Royale: Registered as a historic monument at December 26, 2000.
  • Detention of Ile Royale: Registered as a historic monument at December 26, 2000.
  • Former station Royale: Registered as a historic monument at December 26, 2000.
  • Shop the harbor or the old bakery of Ile Royal: Registered as a historic monument at December 26, 2000.
  • District of political prisoners in Devil's Island: Listed as an historic monument December 26, 2000.
  • Rocks engraved Pointe Marie-Galante to the Ile Saint-Joseph: Listed as a historic monument in December 26, 2000, amended Order March 8, 2002.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Cayenne
Leisure centresBeach Nadau,   Beach of L'Hôpital,   Beach of Montabo Zéphir,   Museum Alexandre Franconie,   Museum of the Cultures Guyanaises
MonumentsCathedral Saint-Sauveur

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The Carnival of the Epiphany to Ash Wednesday.
  • Podium Kayenn Holidays: music, movies and sports in July and August on the place of Palmistes.
  • The communal feast on 15 October.
  • The Kayenn Jazz Festival: Biennial stage Baduel.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Mount-Matoury.
  • Zoo Montsinéry.
  • The Ariane rocket from Kourou.
  • Traces of Bagnes in Saint-Laurent du Maroni and the islands of Hi.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sightseeing hike in GuianaNature and the outdoorsFrom 50 € to 115 €Remire-Montjoly (6.8 km)

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PHOTOS

Statue of Felix Eboue on the place of PalmistesStatue of Felix Eboue on the place of Palmistes
 
Poster Festival KréyòlosonPoster Festival Kréyòloson

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