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 route located outdoors on the rambla, has a very interesting design, and its message is very deep and comprehensive.
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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • The place is peaceful and historical. The museum is small and informative.
  • Multilingual and Apt marking of very important change in Europe
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Affordable and convenient bases from which to explore the countryside surrounding Nantes, family-friendly campsites just a short ride from the city offer access to private swimming pools and proximity to popular seaside resorts. Within Nantes itself, you can choose a centrally located hotel or good-value hostel, from which you can walk to the city's finest shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs. If all you need is place to sleep at a reasonable price, consider booking a room at one of the city's university residences.
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