International Slave Route Monument, Le Morne

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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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  • Came across this attraction or monument by accident whilst on a walk. It was very basic but highly significant to the people that it represents. Worth a visit if you are passing or you are interested ...  more »
  • you will be able to discover the full history of slavery in mauritius ! A visit there id highly recommended !  more »
  • Had a really good Walt to the mountain top. Was manageable and the route was clearly marked and easy to follow. Would recommend this walk, however you have to take the last part with the help of aids ...  more »
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  • One of the Historical Place recognized by World Heritage Center.
  • Very nice beautiful. This place is very interesting. Her can you help if you're looking to discover the life of slaves
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  • The monument. And the view at the top.
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Where to stay in Le Morne

Upscale hotels are the most common accommodation option in Le Morne, and guests are sure to enjoy benefits like complimentary meals and drinks, as well as the best locations on the lagoon along the west side of the rock. Budget accommodations may be harder to find, but doable if you look inland. The towns of Grange Riviere Noire, north of Le Morne, host a few wallet-friendly options.
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