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La Savane des Esclaves

Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
+596 596 68 33 91
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An acknowledgement of the history of slavery

Situated at Les Trois Ilets we took a ferry across from Port de France, which proved both easy and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hammondjohn270
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Illuminating.

This is one of the better places to gain some understanding of slavery in the Caribbean. It’s not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CoralReef
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Midwest, USA
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Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated at Les Trois Ilets we took a ferry across from Port de France, which proved both easy and inexpensive, then hired a taxi. The museum shuts from 12.00-14.00 hours, and we arrived just after midday, but we were allowed to enter and view the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the better places to gain some understanding of slavery in the Caribbean. It’s not extensive (although work was being done on an addition). But the exhibits are quite well curated. There is extensive text in both English and French. It was...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Gilbert, the man who has built (and is expanding) this exhibit is amazing. His way of educating visitors like me, people who have never wanted for anything, about what enslaved people endured and what life was like once slavery ended is effective, efficient, and sensitively...More

Thank Carol P
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a look at history, yet were deeply affected by the plight of the slaves. Even after freedom, their lives, and those of their families were extremely difficult. You leave with a sense of appreciation for all that they suffered, yet admired their...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

An excellent overview of Martinique history. Guides are in French only, but text on various spots is in English too. Estate is very well mainained and organized. Worth visit.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This historic development is up a winding, but well market road and is quite an interesting recreation of slave encampment. Located in a beautiful setting with loads of info to learn.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

If we had spoken French we could have gotten a guided tour. But the maps on the pamphlets let us walk on a self directed tour, and most of the exhibits were in English as well as French. There are amazing sculpted figures in the...More

1  Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I really wanted to visit La Savane des Esclaves, however when I arrived they were preparing to close. I visitied on a Wednesday, they close at 2pm. I was able to get a few pics, but not many.

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gilbert l, Propriétaire at La Savane des Esclaves, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

hello thank you for your opinion but the site is closed from 12:30 to 14h, and the visit resumes at 14h until 16h45, so I do not understand your message

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

I was fortunate to visit Martinique just before Christmas and visiting La Savane des Esclaves was on my to-do list. It was very much what I had anticipated. The tour lasted about an hour. The grounds were very well-kept and there were replicas of actual...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Very welcoming staff and nice story. We have even been able to meet the founder as he was working on an expansion. Great experience !

Thank Sylvain F
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Chris L
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I would not recommend using taxis in Martinique. Taxis are rare in this country and not a good way to travel. You should rent a car ...
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Cara C
12 October 2016|
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Response from Caroline P | Reviewed this property |
No it more an overview of slave living conditions. Housing, subsistence farming and tools of punishment.
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