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Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage

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Interesting exploration of a darker side to Nantes and global human rights history

I found this memorial interesting and far more intriguing and engaging than I expected. I thought... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2015
John E
Melbourne, Australia
Excellent overview of the evolution of the Slave Trade

The Slave Trade played a major part in the evolution of the city of Nantes and its economy. The... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

Spending time in Nantes without walking this memorial walk (both overground and underground) would be a mistake as Nantes made its money exclusively in the Slave Trade in the 18th and early 19th century. It is a walk through the ages reminded us that Slave...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

I found this memorial interesting and far more intriguing and engaging than I expected. I thought the ship tiles on the walkway provided an intriguing introduction. The quotes in the undercover quay walkway were powerful exploration of slavery and the campaign for it's abolition. And...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Slave Trade played a major part in the evolution of the city of Nantes and its economy. The implications of that fact are faced in many ways and places in the city, but none as effectively as at this exhibit. This exhibit frankly acknowledges...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Slavery was a dark dot in the story of humanity and this memorial is a devoir de mémoire which is well made. Here you can discover all the regions touched and discover mainly the endeavour leading to abolution of slavery.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

For over four centuries Nantes was the biggest port in France and one of the most important in Europe involved in the slave trade. The abolition of slavery was voted in 1848, but more than 150 years passed before Nantes face up with its history....More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

As Nantes owed its wealth to no small extent to the triangular slave trade, it is fitting that it has this tasteful memorial. Perhaps it will remind people that slavery still exists in several countries.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

This was a fascinating memorial and exhibition. Not sure whether it is funded by local or central government, but fair play to whoever is behind it. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Nantes was one the most important ports in France from which slave trading ships debarked. Tens of thousands of Africans were transported to the Americas on ships built, maintained and owned by residents of Nantes. The city of Nantes has made a serious and concerted...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

So pleased that we decided to visit. Very atmospheric and full of interesting facts. We learned a lot

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

A very interesting memorial on slavery that mostly lies in an undergound walkway. Take the time to go down and read some very interesting facts. On the ground above the memorial are bricks with the names of slave ships

Date of experience: August 2015
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