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Address: 75km west of the Cayenne-Regina Highway, French Guiana

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At the end of the Indo Chinese and American adventures into SE Asia, a large group of Hmong were relocated to French Guyana, and settled in this rather attractive village. On a... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

At the end of the Indo Chinese and American adventures into SE Asia, a large group of Hmong were relocated to French Guyana, and settled in this rather attractive village. On a weekend, it makes a fine drive from Cayenne into the dense bush, and the Hmong market,complete with some very, very good food makes for a fine drive. It... More 

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

A 2 hour drive from Kourou through some of the most beautiful country side. The drive was just as nice as the trip. Once you climb in to the hills the Jungle becomes more close, The noise and the smell, great ! The village of Cacao is a mix of post colonial french and Hmong. Interesting mix while the folks... More 

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Not very close to the capital, this small village is famous for the small market during the weekend. Mostly asian food and a lot of different things to taste, but also in Cayenne you can find something similar and bigger!

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Reviewed 23 October 2014

This village is not worth the drive. It is a Hmong community which is all very well but the fruit and veg can be bought just as well in Cayenne and the artifacts are overpriced and poor quality. If you have been to Hmong community in Vietnam you can see the difference. I should qualify my review by saying that... More 

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