La Guyane française
Welcome to French Guiana, a fascinating region nestled on the northeastern coast of South America.
Explore picturesque landscapes bordered by the Amazon rainforest and the Atlantic Ocean. Your adventure begins in the lively city of Cayenne.
Immerse yourself in this blend of French sophistication and South American charm, where French Guiana stands out as an overseas department and region of France.
Discover a vibrant culture, a mix of Creole, Maroon, Amerindian, and European influences.
Dive into the diversity of its population, where indigenous heritage, African roots, and European traditions come together to create a dynamic cultural tapestry.
Embark on a journey through the lush tropical forests, home to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal species.
French Guiana is part of the Guiana Shield, offering an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts.Experience the resilience of the region in the face of challenges, from socio-economic disparities to environmental concerns. Appreciate the warmth and hospitality of local communities while witnessing efforts to overcome these challenges. Live the untouched beauty of our landscapes and the authenticity of the local communities.
Embark on a journey that combines the wonders of nature with the marvels of space exploration. French Guiana invites you to uncover its secrets and create memories that will last a lifetime. Start your exploration today!
La Montagne de Kaw
Welcome to the Kaw region in French Guiana, a preserved natural gem. The Kaw-Roura National Nature Reserve offers exceptional biodiversity with rare species of birds, mammals, and plants. Explore the marshes hosting a rich aquatic fauna. Indigenous communities add a unique cultural dimension. Kaw attracts nature enthusiasts and researchers for its ecological tourism and scientific research projects.
The Andean Cock-of-the-Rock: What a strange creature! The male is orange (the female is brown). Its presence on the planet is limited to Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyana Highlands, and northern Amazonia. It nests in cliffs or caves. This photo was taken in the Kaw Mountains, at the end of the “Cock-of-the-Rock Trail,” a site with extensive caves. More than 90 minutes of patience were required to capture them on camera. We could hear their presence as their call resembles the mewing of a kitten, but they were not accessible to our eyes until they got used to our presence.
The Greater Ani, also known as Crotophaga major, is a bird found in Central America, South America, and the southern United States. With its glossy black plumage and robust beak, it lives in social groups called “parliaments.” These cooperative insectivores feed on insects, small reptiles, and fruits. Their distinctive vocal behavior and role in controlling pests make them fascinating creatures to observe.
The Great Egret, also known as the Great White Egret, is a majestic wading bird. Recognizable by its all-white plumage, long neck, and yellow beak, it epitomizes elegance in wetland environments. Often spotted along riverbanks and marshes, the Great Egret gracefully hunts, capturing fish and other aquatic prey. Its impressive wingspan and graceful flight make it a captivating sight. Explore the beauty of nature with the Great Egret, a symbol of grace and refinement in the avian world.
The Quiquivi Tyrant, also known as Quiquivi Tyrant, is a bird species native to Central and South America. Recognized by its colorful plumage and lively behavior, this small tyrant flycatcher is often spotted in wooded areas and forest edges.
With a distinctive voice, the Quiquivi Tyrant produces varied songs and calls, adding a unique sound to its natural habitat. It primarily feeds on insects, capturing them with agility while in flight.
Due to its active nature and vibrant presence, the Quiquivi Tyrant is cherished by birdwatchers. Its ability to adapt to various environments makes it a common resident in a range of landscapes, from tropical forests to urban areas.
The Amana Nature Reserve
The Amana Nature Reserve, located in southern Guyana, is one of the largest nature reserves in France. This preserved ecosystem encompasses a variety of habitats, harboring exceptional biodiversity. Its primary mission is the conservation of the Guyanese rainforest and the protection of its unique species. In addition to its crucial role in preservation, the reserve also provides opportunities for scientific research. Access to certain areas may require special permits. Explore the richness of Guyanese nature at the heart of the Amana Nature Reserve.