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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  • It is a place need to bother looking, a bit eccentric, a bit hidden. And then you close and already there all of these plaques travel of the slave ships that mark out the way to amaze us, these dates, these sometimes picturesque names (!) represent so many men, so much and so much suffering, dead. Then we enter, descending into the memorial, which is underground. The effect is striking. Something of course a background bilge, darkness, archives... Finally everything is striking, really moving. Finally out at the other end to the light a bit hit hard. A little funny to resume our visit in the area after that: the elephant, etc. More archives, texts, reconstructions, I enjoyed here sobriety, modesty, the distance. A remarkable place in more ways than one.
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  • Be made available to all free very interesting to trace the history and evolution of the slave. Frieze very interesting and very good idea to make accessible this place to everyone for free. Beautiful memories for Nantes!
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  • A place of learning, organized, free and well maintained. My 14 year old son loved it, especially the audios that came with vista.
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  • A very subtle, yet informative to describe a terrible part of world history
  • The place is peaceful and historical. The museum is small and informative.
  • Memorable place
  • Interesting
  • Multilingual and Apt marking of very important change in Europe
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