Papillon Setting & Symbolism

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The Conciergerie

Where Papillion is held prior to his sentencing.

Paris

Where Papillion is brought to trial.

The Plan

The name given the tube carried by some prisoners (in their anuses), usually containing money to be used in the case of escape.

Guiana

Where the French penal colonies are located.

Ile aux Pigeons

The leper colony where Papillion and the others buy a boat and receive a great deal of help in their escape effort.

Trinidad

Where Papillion and the others land after their escape and where Mr. Bowen and the authorities help them on their way.

Rio Hacha

Where Papillion and the others are held and where he escapes with a fellow prisoner named Antonio.

The Grave of Madame Privat

Where Papillion hides several of the pieces of his raft as he seeks to escape from the Isle Du Salut.

Diable

Devil's Island, this is the place...

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