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Bagne de l'île des Pins

in Île des Pins
  • Discover the historical side of the Isle of Pines by visiting its prison remains!

  • A number of ruins bear witness to a painful chapter in the history of the Isle of Pines. These include the prison ruins located behind the food shop, not far from Kuto Bay. In use until 1909, more than 3,000 Parisian Communards and Algerian Berbers were sent here between 1872 and 1880. The prison walls from this dark period still remain but have gradually been overgrown by the island’s lush vegetation. A very special atmosphere emanates from this place and it will allow you to see another...
    A number of ruins bear witness to a painful chapter in the history of the Isle of Pines. These include the prison ruins located behind the food shop, not far from Kuto Bay. In use until 1909, more than 3,000 Parisian Communards and Algerian Berbers were sent here between 1872 and 1880. The prison walls from this dark period still remain but have gradually been overgrown by the island’s lush vegetation. A very special atmosphere emanates from this place and it will allow you to see another side of this island with its picture-postcard beaches.

    The old prison site is free to enter but still has to be restored. Visitors are discouraged from going inside the buildings.
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