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La Savane des Esclaves

Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
+596 596 68 33 91
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The Past Remembered

This is a must for all who are interested in appreciating contemporary Martinique. The texts are... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
maggiehulson
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful memorial to Martiniques past

We found this site to be informative, interesting and moving. The gardens are full of vegetation... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Stunningholiday
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Richmond BC
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“guided tour” (5 reviews)
“slave trade” (4 reviews)
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Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a must for all who are interested in appreciating contemporary Martinique. The texts are also in English, and the explanations clear and informative. I particularly liked the open air nature of the museum, and the statues of the historical figures in the re-created...More

Thank maggiehulson
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We found this site to be informative, interesting and moving. The gardens are full of vegetation showing the cultural history of the island. Sugar cane, coffee, pineapple, bananas and medicinal plants grow amongst the flowers and trees. Follow the path and you'll enter huts built...More

1  Thank Stunningholiday
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This truly is the place to be reminded of the horrors of the historical past, in understanding more deeply the present. An open air museum dedicated to the history of the Slave Trade in Martinique and the Caribbean. It's moving and can be emotional reading...More

1  Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This recreated village pulls together all the strands of slave life in Martinique. A sobering place to visit after enjoying a day in the beach. The whole place is well presented and has lots of good explanations in English as well as French. Worth the...More

1  Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A very interesting and informative way to learn of the slave trade as well as post slave era in the French West Indies. 1 hour is plenty of time.

Thank Zuluquebec
Reviewed 10 March 2017

One of the coolest place visited in Martinique. Very nice open air musseum, the owner is very very friendly and he can talk to you hours, explain everything about his ancestors. Kids are also welcome.

Thank Broscuta P
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a well thought out siter and the paid guided visit is very informative. You will learn aboutt he history of slavery in Martinique and the impact on the people from descendants of slaves.

1  Thank Dominique F
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Brings the brutality of slavery right in your face. Plan to spend at least 2 hours here, you'll never think of slavery the same after touring this facility

2  Thank Ottawian
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Les Savanes des Esclaves (The Savannah of the Slaves) allows us to see the way slaves lived in Martinique and better understand Martinican history. That history is told by Gilbert Larose who created the Savannah through years of sacrifice and hard work. Gilbert even learned...More

2  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this garden and its exhibits although the subject matter is painful. Highly recommend this site for couples with children , as it is a powerful educational tool. Very gracious hostess at the front entry who speaks both English and French.

Thank bonniemreeves
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Chris L
21 May 2017|
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Response from micyr | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend using taxis in Martinique. Taxis are rare in this country and not a good way to travel. You should rent a car ...
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Cara C
11 October 2016|
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Response from Caroline P | Reviewed this property |
No it more an overview of slave living conditions. Housing, subsistence farming and tools of punishment.
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