Cachot de Cyparis

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The Cyparis dungeon is a vaulted stone dungeon located at the back of a courtyard in the middle of ruins which are still visible from the former town of Saint Pierre which was entirely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Pelée. It was here that Louis-Auguste Cyparis survived, protected by the thick walls of his dungeon, during the terrible passing of the pyroclastic surge on 8 May 1902 in the morning. Built as a regular rectangle with a vaulted stone ceiling in the middle of the 17th century, the Cyparis dungeon has a single door, which used to be in solid wood, in the middle of which was a small grill opening. It stands at the back of a courtyard, a few metres from a pond in the eastern part of the prison.

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