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Address: Cayenne, French Guiana
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This main thoroughfare is packed with hotels, eateries and boutiques.

This main thoroughfare is packed with hotels, eateries and boutiques.

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Main Drag in Cayenne, Nothing Special

There are many shops selling cheap stuff, mostly from China, at inflated prices, and places to eat. A stroll here will give you a good sense of local life, but it is no Rue... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2016
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Scotland
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Just another busy street with nothing special about it except too much traffic. Main though fare of the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

For every need just go here lol it's truly a one stop shop! There's Phone companies, boutiques, bars, restaurants, parking spots, hotels, clubs and most importantly the police station! So you can have fun and still be protected...

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Aurora
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

There are many shops selling cheap stuff, mostly from China, at inflated prices, and places to eat. A stroll here will give you a good sense of local life, but it is no Rue Faubourg.

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Thank Film G
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

As the capital of French Guyana, this is a typical shopping street. Plenty of bargins and choice. Designer outlets and Chinese shops abound. Also places to buy jewelry and watches. Shopping malls also on the outskirts like Carreforour , and homeware shops. You would need a car or taxi as there is no public transport in Cayenne.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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545 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is important because it is the main street, and leads to/from Les Palmistes, but all in all, it offers a selection of fairly drab shops, and no restaurants of note. One can not miss it, but it is not really worth trying to find!

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Brisbane
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144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is just another street - nothing of particular merit - there are plenty of examples of colonial architecture in surrounding streets.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

No particular features of this road that make it especially interesting. The section near the main square is perhaps slightly more attractive but really it's not a tourist attraction in itself.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Ave de Gaulle is the shopping heart of Cayenne center but is simply a somewhat wider two lane street with drab 3-4 story buildings and street level shops. There is nothing of architectural interest or visual excitment. Surprisingly, there are more higher end stores than one would expect mixed in with the usual tourist chaka shops. Walking de Gaulle gives... More 

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