Memorial De L'abolition De L'esclavageCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
The French memorial is solely dedicated to the abolition of Slave trade in Nantes. The city council decided to build it on 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. The exhibition within the memorial displays the history of salve trade, including shipments of Nantais in 18th century.
- Guided visits are available on reservation.
- The memorial is open all the year around.
- It is closed only at night and when the Loire River is in flood.
- Route which leads from the Nantes history museum to the Memorial to the abolition of slavery is being suggested.
- From the tramLine 1, get off at Mediatheque , it will take just 4 minutes by foot to reach the memorial.
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95% of people who visit Nantes include Memorial De L'abolition De L'esclavage in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
37.96% of people start their Memorial De L'abolition De L'esclavage visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Memorial De L'abolition De L'esclavage
88.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Memorial De L'abolition De L'esclavage
A very moving memorial, both unusual in design and very effective. Putting it beneath street level with the concrete pillars shaped liked ship's timbers really creates the impression that one is in the bowels of an old slaving ship. The descriptions and time line are well thought out and detailed enough to give a history of the slaving trade not only that was run from the very river one sees so close by but also the extent and scope of the trade across the world and for so long. Very impressive and highly recommended if you are visiting Nantes.
Very interesting place to have details regarding the slavery!!! And to see that some people have fought this barbarism and that others recognize that it was a crime against humanity...
A moving tribute to what was the slave trade, providing details about it before, during and after, as well as giving insight into slavery as a human rights issue as well. Plus it's free! I highly recommend visiting.
Worth a quick deviation from the Green Line! Very thought provoking. And many of the slavery reforms are so relatively recent 😓.
It’s cool but very simple. Check it out in like 15 minutes.