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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
A very moving and emotive place

Nantes was one of the major ports out of which ships sailed to take human beings from Africa to use... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nantes was one of the major ports out of which ships sailed to take human beings from Africa to use as slaves. One can only glimpse a fraction of the scale of the operation from this memorial and what can be found in the museum....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank reposriberac
Reviewed 16 January 2019

unseen if you see on the ground .but if you go down, you can see very deep story. If you visit Nantes, I would like to recommend to visit. It is not only story they show but the architecture is also beautiful. It is middle...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeein S
Reviewed 29 December 2018

To start with a TIP: with your back to the buildings enter the Memorial underground at the right side where the stairs are small. This way you will experience the liberation of slaves by walking towards the light wide stairs in the end. The Memorial...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Artmiks
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This is a free museum underground that looks at slavery and it's abolition. The first stone room has a time line of the slave trade around the world and dates for when countries made this practice illegal. It is shocking how recent slavery has been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 327evelyns
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This was a revelation, as I'd never thought about the commerce of the slave trade and how it happened. Sad but worthwhile education, with a brave recognition by Nantes of its part. It was not the only, nor (from the look of it) one of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stasha S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzy F
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank au_rin_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

Date of experience: April 2017
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