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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  • A place to visit that tells the story of the abolition of slavery throughout the world. Very interesting. And outside in the ground lights there is the name of the boats which have disappeared in this period.
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  • Had no idea of the history of Nantes when we arrived and this memorial gave us an insight into it's past. Almost doesn't bear thinking about too much, so many poor people shipped off from the harbour ...  more »
  • Not to be missed. The place immerses us in the atmosphere of cellars, boats. Many explanations to understand the triangular trade which Nantes was a pole. The very idea that so many people are past and parts of this high place of transit... It's shuddering!
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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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