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Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage

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Very intresting !

When you stay in Nantes, visit this memorial ! Start reading and you will be ashamed what white... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2016
Antwerp, Belgium
Upsetting, but worth the visit!

This is a timely and generally well-designed reminder of Europe's responsibility for the slavery of... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Nantes was one of the main ports of the French slave trade and takes this very seriously. This memorial is well researched and beautifully presented, starting from the plaques which you have to walk over to get in to the main part - each plaque...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

When you stay in Nantes, visit this memorial ! Start reading and you will be ashamed what white educated people have done to black people.... ! ! Some kind of Holocost....

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Walking to the l'ile you come across an area which in 2015 was not yet complete. Set into the walkway are plaques with the names of ships and the number of slaves they transported. It's quite thought provoking.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is a timely and generally well-designed reminder of Europe's responsibility for the slavery of years ago. To enter the concrete reconstruction of a slave ship, you go down some stairs. When you are down there, you can hear/sense the water rushing alongside and hear...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Lozzatrip
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Worth 15 minutes of your time. Quite a clever concept for a memorial. Very informative. Shows the influence of the slave trade on Nantes history.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This made me cry. I know... not the best way to start a review. It is staggering information. A history of which I was not familiar. It is free. It is easy to access. You need about 30 min. It doesn't matter where you start....More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Marvini
Reviewed 3 April 2016

just walk in simple and special place surrounded by sounds. voices and words,,,can t explain with words how and why this place make me so sad and amazing. museum like a boat for transporting the slaves from africa...or what they see once the ship entering...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and important memorial. With both french and English translations. It's underground and sheltered from the rain and completely free like a lot of things in Nantes! Very interesting with a timeline of world slavery and famous quotes.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I visited here in November and was really impressed by this free attraction, though may be a little hard to find its definitely worth the time. The attraction is free and you need to set aside about half hour to appreciate the detail. The attraction...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Globalurban
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I went with a friend who is expert in the field, and who is proposing a memorial in London, we were disappointed as the access was difficult. The sound track hard to listen to, overall not a good experience. We were very put down. They...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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