Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage, Nantes

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3.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • This free Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery should be on everyone's list of sites to visit in Nantes. It's easy to find by following the Green Line. It is very stark and striking and what impressed...  read more »
  • This place of contemplation and testimony must exist in a watch that pulled its wealth of triangular trade. This feeling of "hold back" is vivid and pays tribute to slaves purchased and transported as of cattle. In contrast a bit of disappointment on the didactic part difficult to read even if the gesture is commendable.
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  • This place of memory to the scenography very successful. History - outreach - pedagogy. For these pages of "the history of Nantes" and for all others to build together, otherwise.
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  • Super memorial! Absolutely do if visiting in Nantes! Instead immerses us in the atmosphere of the cellars of the boats. Numerous explanations for better understanding of the triangular trade which Nantes was part.
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  • Very politically correct discreetly have English text. Entertaining use of the ruins of the old naval fortifications. Noticed girls, attempting to jump from one of the title ship carrying slaves to another title just as when playing hopscotch. The Memorial takes quite a lot of space of course not as in Washington. When the operating time finished, closed the Memorial just a descendant of those imported slaves on ships, all these heavy metal gates manually
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  • Chilling memorial to the abolition of slavery. Not to forget what never should have been. Touring the area with the names of the boats gives creepy.
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  • A memorial to discover this hidden history of our past.
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  • C is our history, history of our ancestors
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