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Address: Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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Good insight on slavery

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Jamaica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 English so he could communicate directly to English-speaking visitors. (Signage is in both French and... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well organized and interesting historic slave village. Road not clearly marked so just keep going. I guess two or three miles in from the main road. There was a bus load from a cruise ship on the day we went. Very well back in the tropical hills but neither of us got a single bug bite. I would say... More 

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Boucherville, Qc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 18 days in Martinique and made 1200 Km a bit of everywhere. This place was our preferred one :o)

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This is a must-see when in the area b/c it explains the slave culture of the history of the island. Very informative and helpful in understanding the history of the island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Wonderful experience for my 11 year-old daughter. Beautiful grounds and wonderful artistic representations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Savane des Esclaves is the perfect place in Martinique to learn about the history of the country. Our teenage childs were especially surprised to hear that Joséphine de Beauharnais (from Martinique) lived there. She was the second wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. The guides at this place love their job and do all explanations with lots of enthusiasm. Children should be... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Judged as the single-handed creation of a determined citizen without public funds or wealthy sponsors, this is an impressive display of effort that helps us visualize the horrors of slavery. The importance of this topic is not in dispute. But apart from the realistic huts and the (too beautiful) garden, there are few artifacts on display and limited information about... More 

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