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Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage

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Thought provoking

Well laid out and informative this was a stark reminder of some dark times both in France and... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Had the opportunity to visit in July; went on the recommendation made by my uncle who is from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stasha S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to visit in July; went on the recommendation made by my uncle who is from France. Never knew of its existence but glad that I got to visit. It is a memorial in the city of Nantes in northwest France, dedicated to...More

Thank Stasha S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many cities politely choose to ignore the links to slavery they held in the past (naming no names, Bristol!) but this was a beautiful, peaceful and thought-provoking testament to the past and why it must never happen again. Free to enter and only takes a...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Well laid out and informative this was a stark reminder of some dark times both in France and around the world.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I wasn't planning to go there, but the green line led me to it. I started reading the sentences and became very emotional, almost crying. It was horrible to imagine this part of history. I felt like other places want to hide their darker moments,...More

Thank Aušrinė J
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The Memorial has been built alongside the river and underneath its surface to give the impression that you are in in the boats, at the same level than where the slaves were kept. To have access to the Memorial, you have to walk upon an...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A challenge for a city whose past is steeped in slavery. The "parcours" has all the names of past ships which were involved n the shameful trade, but it goes beyond guilt, involving you to think, ship by ship, of all thee people transported, their...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Nantes gained most of its wealth in the 1700s from the slave trade . It was very reluctant to give up this lucrative source of income and many slave ships still sailed out of Nantes - it was one of the last places in France...More

Thank RonJulia
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Excellent presentation to the memory of slavery, the history and effect and then the abolition. Slave trade is important part of the history of the WORLD and Nantes and this memorial is both moving informative poignant and brilliantly designed - one of those places you...More

Thank GlenLoan
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nantes was prominent in the slave trade through much of the nineteenth century. This memorial, well designed and thoughtful, commemorates the end of the slave trade.

Thank Mary Ann M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

You can easily take in a visit to this monument on your way to Les Machines de L'ile. The tram stops close by for both venues. To access the memorial you go down the steps by the river (there is also a lift) and this...More

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