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Village Chinois (Chinatown)

Cayenne, French Guiana
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Not really a "Chinatown" ...

.... more the quarter of Cayenne in which one will find the most Chinese people. And their many... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2016
MaxGlobetrotter
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Winnipeg, Canada
Nothing to see

Most people advised me against visiting the village Chinois on security grounds, and especially not... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2014
KGB777
,
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
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Restaurants and markets, including a bustling fish market, dominate this busy neighborhood.
  • Excellent3%
  • Very good10%
  • Average10%
  • Poor40%
  • Terrible37%
2 Feb 2016
“Not really a "Chinatown" ...”
3 Oct 2014
“Nothing to see”
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Cayenne, French Guiana
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

.... more the quarter of Cayenne in which one will find the most Chinese people. And their many cheap shops selling a plethora of cheap stuff ... inexpensively. There are possibly some good restaurants, although I didn't find one, other than the fabulous soups available...More

1  Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Most people advised me against visiting the village Chinois on security grounds, and especially not at night. I decided to have a quick look anyway. The whole area feels very unsafe and there are plenty of dodgy people around. Nothing of any particular interest.

2  Thank KGB777
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Went over the canal to go into china town and its GONE. Just concrete buildings Chinese seem to have gone and replaced by West indians The whole of Cayenne is now full of them, never seen Cayenne so busy and busseling with loads of people...More

1  Thank weldtraveller
Reviewed 12 December 2012

the taxi collectifs will drop you off near this chinatown but there is nothing to see or do there. just tiny grocery stores and cheap clothes and household goods. it has a menacing, unpleasant feel to the place.

2  Thank ellemindc
Reviewed 2 July 2012

I went expecting it to be rubbish and still left disappointed! If you are expecting something like Canal Street in Manhattan or Gerrard Street in London you may be somewhat disappointed. From what I saw this is just the area of Cayenne where there are...More

2  Thank NigelTufnell
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