Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage, Nantes

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Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage is a reminder of Nantes' role in the slave trade during the 18th century. The city of Nantes believes that to take responsibility for this odious episode in history, is necessary for appreciating the thriving diversity it enjoys in the present day. By building the memorial the city recognizes that its wealth was acquired by the inhuman trade in flesh. You will see an austere reminder of these dark days in Nantes' designed by Krysztof Wodiczko and Julian Bonder who say their design “...will enable visitors to discover and interpret the diverse facets of a history...” To visit Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage and other attractions in Nantes, use our Nantes visit planning tool.
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  • This is easily 'do-able' on the way to or from other parts of Nantes centre (Jardin Extraordinaire, the Ile, etc..). It's certainly a stark, and moving memorial to the horror and despair of the... 
    This is easily 'do-able' on the way to or from other parts of Nantes centre (Jardin Extraordinaire, the Ile, etc..). It's certainly a stark, and moving memorial to the horror and despair of the...  more »
  • We should never forget the horrors that the Earths 'civilization' has done, and to this end it serves its purpose. 
    We should never forget the horrors that the Earths 'civilization' has done, and to this end it serves its purpose.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Here, freedom is written in all the languages. Good explanation of the trade of slavery, you can consult the books with quotes about freedom. The visit takes around 30 minutes.

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