La Savane des Esclaves

La Savane des Esclaves, Trois-Ilets: Hours, Address, La Savane des Esclaves Reviews: 4.5/5

La Savane des Esclaves
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
About
400 ans d'histoire de la Martinique dans des jardins magnifiques: site prive cree par Gilbert Larose, un martiniquais passionne d'histoire, vous decouvrirez le mode de vie des Amerindiens avant l'arrivee des Europeens, la periode de l'esclavage tres approfondie sans tabou, et le mode de vie apres l'abolition dans les campagnes jusque dans les annees 1960, dans des jardins magnifiques et tres bien entretenus. prevoir 1h30 de visite avec la "crise covid" les visites ne sont plus guidees mais remplacees par une video du createur qui reprend l'essentiel de la visite guidee et ensuite visite en autonomie avec plan et panneaux explicatifs. masque obligatoire a partir de 11 ans
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Daniel2607
5 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Wonderful and very well-kept park, friendly staff and an interesting tour with lots of information on Martinique's history. A place to be recommended 👍
Written June 10, 2021
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lagarstef
112 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
400 years of history and loads of details about slaveries.
How this all started quite gently, how it turned into pure horror for millions of slaves coming from Africa, but also India, and France luring many poor young people into a fake and deadly dream of fortune and sweet tropical life.
Written July 27, 2020
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bob_james_t21
Cardiff, UK67 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Set in beautiful grounds and only a short drive from Trois Islet, La Savane des Esclaves is a must visit site. It is one if not the best sites I’ve seen in the Caribbean depicting the history of the island and the slave trade. With plaques clearly written in English and French the site provides a fascinating history of Martinique with a story line that picks upon on key individuals instrumental in the Abolishment of the slave trade and the history of this beautiful Island of Flowers and people. Difficult to leave this site and not think about the peoples of Martinique and the wider Caribbean. Touches the heart and soul of what is to be a Martinican.
Written February 15, 2020
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Martina J
Bratislava, Slovakia473 contributions
Nov 2019
We totally recommend this place. La Savane des Esclaves is very beautiful and well-maintained place. It combines a slavery museum with tropical garden and village of Carib Indians and houses used after the abolition of slavery. You will gain a lot of information and you will be amazed by a beautiful nature. Don't forget to get a drink from fresh fruits. Check the opening hours and enjoy the beautiful road here as well.
Written February 9, 2020
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Mik
9 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The place is well kept and showcases the way carabians lived and the slaves after them and explains the history of the island.
Be warned - THiS is all in french! If u are a solely english speaker, not sure how well your experience would be.
There were signs in english all along the route, but as far as i could tell there was no english guide. The tourist are 90% or more french, so I guess that is understandable.
Written January 4, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Mar 2019
After we parked our car we went to pay.

Within 5 minutes, a guide will lead us. Our guide was really good, taking her time to explain

We had learned a lot here and we experienced how sad these slaves were.There were many info panels, well documented.

The houses were built for their homes. There was not much room in these cottages.

They cultivated anything in this place.

This year they have also made a place for the Indian Caraibes. They showed how they lived there: the houses, food, meals body esthetics and hammocks.

If the owner was not happy, he may punish a slave. If one escaped, they cut a foot or two. The worst is when they cut their arms.

I am so happy that slavery doesn't exist any more
Written September 22, 2019
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Chris F
Kitchener, Canada68 contributions
Feb 2019
Reading and seeing the history of Martinique and the slaves was very informative leaving us with a deeper understanding of its history. Glad to have visited this place.
Written August 15, 2019
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Tanuldab
Prague, Czech Republic19 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
I am glad that we visited this place. We learned a lot of information about native inhabitants on Martinique and about slavery, which is a very sad phenomenon that is not talked about enough (at least in the Czech Republic where I come from). Slavery affected economic development of Africa and in my opinion the impacts of that are still visible there. The only downside is that the guided tours are in French only (but the information panels are also in English).
Written June 8, 2019
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Anja S
5 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
A nice and proper place. Many informations about the life of slaves and of history of the indegeneous caribeans. Each exposition in french as well as in english. I strongly recommend .
Written April 25, 2019
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bcardina
Ithaca, NY22 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Very interesting and well done- but a disturbing piece of History...
No English speaking tour guides were available- but there is signage in English to explain the various displays
Written March 17, 2019
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