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Address: Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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The Past Remembered

This is a must for all who are interested in appreciating contemporary Martinique. The texts are also in English, and the explanations clear and informative. I particularly liked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maggiehulson
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for all who are interested in appreciating contemporary Martinique. The texts are also in English, and the explanations clear and informative. I particularly liked the open air nature of the museum, and the statues of the historical figures in the re-created huts. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there are refreshments available and there... More 

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Richmond BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this site to be informative, interesting and moving. The gardens are full of vegetation showing the cultural history of the island. Sugar cane, coffee, pineapple, bananas and medicinal plants grow amongst the flowers and trees. Follow the path and you'll enter huts built in the style which the slaves lived. Follow the guide and you'll learn about the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This truly is the place to be reminded of the horrors of the historical past, in understanding more deeply the present. An open air museum dedicated to the history of the Slave Trade in Martinique and the Caribbean. It's moving and can be emotional reading (both in French and English although guided tours are only offered in French) the story... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This recreated village pulls together all the strands of slave life in Martinique. A sobering place to visit after enjoying a day in the beach. The whole place is well presented and has lots of good explanations in English as well as French. Worth the €9 entrance fee.

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Sancerre, France
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A very interesting and informative way to learn of the slave trade as well as post slave era in the French West Indies. 1 hour is plenty of time.

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Vienna, Austria
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

One of the coolest place visited in Martinique. Very nice open air musseum, the owner is very very friendly and he can talk to you hours, explain everything about his ancestors. Kids are also welcome.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a well thought out siter and the paid guided visit is very informative. You will learn aboutt he history of slavery in Martinique and the impact on the people from descendants of slaves.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Brings the brutality of slavery right in your face. Plan to spend at least 2 hours here, you'll never think of slavery the same after touring this facility

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Jamaica, New York
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Les Savanes des Esclaves (The Savannah of the Slaves) allows us to see the way slaves lived in Martinique and better understand Martinican history. That history is told by Gilbert Larose who created the Savannah through years of sacrifice and hard work. Gilbert even learned English so he could communicate directly to English-speaking visitors. (Signage is in both French and... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this garden and its exhibits although the subject matter is painful. Highly recommend this site for couples with children , as it is a powerful educational tool. Very gracious hostess at the front entry who speaks both English and French.

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