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Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage

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Address: Rue d'Ancin, Nantes, France
Phone Number: 08 11 46 46 44
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a memorial comment on the slavery trade of Nantes and the abolition of slavery. Worth a visit if only to demonstrate the number of slaving trips from ths port.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dr_Bob1
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect. You're introduced to the topic by a plaque in French and in English that reminds the visitor of the scale of the exploitation, and the role the city of Nantes played in it. Smaller glass windows on the floor bear the names of the ships and places involved in the shameful trade, but you have... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice memorial to visit while walking the green line in Nantes, half in French, half in English, reminds us that slavery was largely facilitated by the Euopeans

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a memorial comment on the slavery trade of Nantes and the abolition of slavery. Worth a visit if only to demonstrate the number of slaving trips from ths port.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Nantes was one of the main ports of the French slave trade and takes this very seriously. This memorial is well researched and beautifully presented, starting from the plaques which you have to walk over to get in to the main part - each plaque showing the name and date of individual slave ships which left the port. It's worth... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

When you stay in Nantes, visit this memorial ! Start reading and you will be ashamed what white educated people have done to black people.... ! ! Some kind of Holocost....

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Walking to the l'ile you come across an area which in 2015 was not yet complete. Set into the walkway are plaques with the names of ships and the number of slaves they transported. It's quite thought provoking.

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Thank Jim C
Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a timely and generally well-designed reminder of Europe's responsibility for the slavery of years ago. To enter the concrete reconstruction of a slave ship, you go down some stairs. When you are down there, you can hear/sense the water rushing alongside and hear recorded voices. You cannot help but be moved and troubled by the sensations. We were... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Worth 15 minutes of your time. Quite a clever concept for a memorial. Very informative. Shows the influence of the slave trade on Nantes history.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This made me cry. I know... not the best way to start a review. It is staggering information. A history of which I was not familiar. It is free. It is easy to access. You need about 30 min. It doesn't matter where you start. The memorial is in a combination of english and french and there is a book... More 

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Thank Marvini
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

just walk in simple and special place surrounded by sounds. voices and words,,,can t explain with words how and why this place make me so sad and amazing. museum like a boat for transporting the slaves from africa...or what they see once the ship entering nantes.

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