Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage, Nantes

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Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage is a reminder of Nantes' role in the slave trade during the 18th century. The city of Nantes believes that to take responsibility for this odious episode in history, is necessary for appreciating the thriving diversity it enjoys in the present day. By building the memorial the city recognizes that its wealth was acquired by the inhuman trade in flesh. You will see an austere reminder of these dark days in Nantes' designed by Krysztof Wodiczko and Julian Bonder who say their design “...will enable visitors to discover and interpret the diverse facets of a history...” To visit Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage and other attractions in Nantes, use our Nantes visit planning tool .
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  • September 22, 2017
    It is a route located outdoors on the rambla, has a very interesting design, and its message is very deep and comprehensive.
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  • September 22, 2017
    We have been really impressed and touched by the strength which holds and enfolds this memorial of slavery, this place of memory. Inside you really feel the breathing, the suffering and the despair of...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    visiting or living in Nantes, to visit this place of memory. If we are in no way responsible for the Nantes slave past, we should not forget
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  • August 10, 2017
    The place is peaceful and historical. The museum is small and informative.
  • September 15, 2016
    Multilingual and Apt marking of very important change in Europe
  • June 16, 2017
    Top !
  • January 29, 2017
    Cool place
  • December 4, 2016
    Nice place

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