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Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage

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Nantes was a very important port as from here some of the ships transporting slaves left for... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Santa Marta, Colombia

a memorial comment on the slavery trade of Nantes and the abolition of slavery. Worth a visit if... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Nantes was a very important port as from here some of the ships transporting slaves left for different countries. It shows the name of some of them and the date and number of occupants of the ships.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I enjoyed the walk. It was rainy but perhaps that made it more effective. I love how it is done in English and French.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Back when slavery was legal and the trade of humans, specially those coming from Africa, was a lucrative business, Nantes was an important slavery port. Thousands of ships departed form this city setting their sails to Africa where they hoped to caught as many people...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Mateo M
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had no idea of the history of Nantes when we arrived and this memorial gave us an insight into it's past. Almost doesn't bear thinking about too much, so many poor people shipped off from the harbour :(

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

As you are walking along banks of the Loire river, you will see that you are treading on glass inserts containing the names of the slave ships. This shows how moving and well made the mémorial is.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank eithne e
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This free Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery should be on everyone's list of sites to visit in Nantes. It's easy to find by following the Green Line. It is very stark and striking and what impressed us most were the timeline of when slavery...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Saranger
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's an underground corridor with proses, poems and other types of writing of slavery. All information is in French. If you don't read French, this place could be more than boring for you.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Lingfeng G
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect. You're introduced to the topic by a plaque in French and in English that reminds the visitor of the scale of the exploitation, and the role the city of Nantes played in it. Smaller glass windows on the floor bear...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Frodo B
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Nice memorial to visit while walking the green line in Nantes, half in French, half in English, reminds us that slavery was largely facilitated by the Euopeans

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 14 July 2016

a memorial comment on the slavery trade of Nantes and the abolition of slavery. Worth a visit if only to demonstrate the number of slaving trips from ths port.

Date of experience: July 2016
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