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...” By using our Nantes tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage and other attractions in Nantes.
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  • I was expecting something more solid at the start and walked past the memorial in the basement. Located at the level of the Loire which flow rate your progress, the cold that reigns there reflects feelings that intermingle to this visit. hard to stay marble in the face of this piece of history prior to the visit, even more difficult in the face of the numbers, acts and dates. A place and a necessary visit
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  • The memorial will not be remembered and yet it cost so expensive! Nantes city of slavery n made the memory that merit the hours fall in its history. The true memorial is located at the castle of the Dukes of Brittany which is a place that perfectly traces the history of Nantes and not in this underground that is the memorial or the memory is buried too bad see shameful. Nantes must run this copy to the surface and honor my memory in full daylight.
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  • Just informative, a sad and unappealing place. Let's do it once, but let's not go. Pedagogically low.
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  • Multilingual and Apt marking of very important change in Europe
  • Intéressant, pas très grand mais bien expliqué.
  • Place of memory, atmosphere at two speeds. People very touched by their story and those who come to inform. What has struck me that it is the English who most triangular exchange. And that the principal arrived slave that were in South America, North America. Touching
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  • The place is also a monument should be accessible at all times. As it's underground we understand that this is to avoid some rides. This is the explanation of the vision from here. Lack at least one archive or with each destination place and where original objects.
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  • A place of memory to remember the dark hours of Nantes at the time of the triangular trade, a circuit of 10 panels from the city center to understand the long way of the abolitionists and end with a tribute to the many parties victims on 1700 ships from the port of Nantes.
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