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Vestiges du Bagne

Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
+687 80.72.17
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Historic Site

We saw this on the drive down to one of the beaches so on our way to the airport we decided to make... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Jacquelyn R
Save Your Time for the Beach

Really not much to spend time on here - but worth a visit if you want a break from the perfect... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
J H H
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McLean, Virginia
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good33%
  • Average41%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“old jail” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
“quick stop” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
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+687 80.72.17
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"prisoners"
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"cow"
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"dolls"
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"eerie"
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"history"
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"imagination"
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"crumbling"
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"isle"
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"internal"
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"island"
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We saw this on the drive down to one of the beaches so on our way to the airport we decided to make time to see it. It isn't huge or has any information on it, but it's worth a stop. It's a bit eerie...More

1  Thank Jacquelyn R
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Really not much to spend time on here - but worth a visit if you want a break from the perfect beaches nearby.

Thank J H H
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

I have been visiting here every time I come to the Isle of Pines and every time I am still amazed at the history and the beauty and power of nature. My 3 year old loved it too. Highly recommend a visit here.

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I went there that the only memory I have. We couldn't find a exit. but If you don't have much time in Ile Des Pins, you may skip here:)

Thank Jiawei_Gu
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

No one there to say"Don't do that, Don't go there" and we wandered the prison with a sense of exhileration. We wandered freely through the cells and truied t imagine the horrors that these prisoners would have experienced and 'Hell Hole' came to our minds.

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Interesting to visit, particularly if you picture the prisoners a century ago. It reminded us of Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in the old French prison movie. An hour is enough time.

Thank taxspeaker
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Ok so I have to confess straight up that in spite of reading that visitors are welcome to roam around and explore the old jail both my partner and i felt like we were trespassing. We needed a little more signage on site and direction...More

1  Thank vkwendy
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

While very much in ruins, it was still an interesting spot to explore. It really would be brilliant if they could cut back some of the overgrowth because I want to get to the back buildings but it was difficult to meander through. A cow...More

1  Thank DrizzDT
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Interesting historical place, left to ruin which is a shame. Not much left except the outer walls and some internal ones. No real information there best to do some research prior to leaving so you have some idea of what the site is all about.

1  Thank Aussie-in-paradise
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This jail amazing place to see it.You can see the rusted still hook on the wall were peoples been held to it!

1  Thank SOLBUDAK
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