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 enjoyed the walk. It was rainy but perhaps that made it more effective. I love how it is done in English and French.  more »
  • Although not very spectacular, this free exhibition has the merit to exist and to recall to our memories this piece of history little known of Nantes: the first slave port of France, nice quotes to read. Attention outdoor (basement) a little cold in the winter.
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  • There are few documents that retrace this tragic period. Most of the citations are. If the building is well done. I do not recommend this tour for tourists but more for city dwellers who want to get out Sunday rainy
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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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