In northern Senegal, the former capital of French West Africa became the metropolis of the River Region, which occupies the main island. On the borders of the ocean, the Sahara and the bush, St. Louis was still the best introduction to the discovery of Africa. Famous first stage of European vessels to the slave, then the airmail Mermoz, the island preserves important evidence of its prestigious past.
The island St. Louis was founded in 1659 by the Norman Louis Caullier. It is located in northern Senegal on the river of the same name, about thirty kilometers from the mouth at the Atlantic Ocean