International Slave Route Monument, Le Morne

(3.9/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
International Slave Route Monument, while small in size, holds huge significance as a reminder of the price of freedom and the suffering endured by so many during years of this active slave route. Built on February 1, 2009 to commemorate the 174th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Mauritius, the monument informs visitors of the role this small island played in the slave trade as a major stopover. One larger sculpture forms the center, surrounded by others symbolizing the various countries from which the slaves arrived or where they ended after transiting through the island. The structure stands at the foot of Le Morne Mountain and is a quick but worthwhile stop on your way to nearby beaches or a trip up the mountain. Use our Le Morne tour planner to add International Slave Route Monument and other attractions to your Le Morne vacation plans.
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  • The site is easy to drive to and there is parking opposite. One can learn some interesting bits of Mauritian history and it is well worth having a look at this part of the World Heritage site. Le Morn...  more »
  • Impressive sculpture next to the coastal road, but unfortunately without explanation a little informative travel guide.
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  • I only noticed this monument when we hired a car and saw on way back to hotel.............Set back of this little used road but should be better advertised as very humbling and really makes you think ...  more »
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  • One of the Historical Place recognized by World Heritage Center.
  • The monument. And the view at the top.
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