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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  • Nantes was a very important port as from here some of the ships transporting slaves left for different countries. It shows the name of some of them and the date and number of occupants of the ships.  more »
  • 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 »
  • Back when slavery was legal and the trade of humans, specially those coming from Africa, was a lucrative business, Nantes was an important slavery port. Thousands of ships departed form this city sett...  more »
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  • Multilingual and Apt marking of very important change in Europe
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  • Cool place
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