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A tour through 300 years of the history of Martinique. Not only the slavery and post slavery eras... read more

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Christine C
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Charleston, South Carolina
Insights into slavery

Tremendous place. The visionary who set up this place is keeping the memory alive like it should... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The subject is interesting and the content is well explained, but the guide was quite bad, repeating her text like a robot. The group was also too big for us to really have the time to look at the different "cases" (slave houses) or read...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor museam is interesting, but do it without a guide. She just keeps talking about herbal medicine!? enjoyed the walk though and dont forget to bring your hat!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour through 300 years of the history of Martinique. Not only the slavery and post slavery eras but also the pre-slavery cultures and post-slavery periods. The whole place is not about judging history but about presenting it. Only facts. Very, very good! The guided...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tremendous place. The visionary who set up this place is keeping the memory alive like it should. Informative, sad, beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank POBanerjee
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Interesting, uncomfortable at times, visit to a re-creation of slaves' lives in Martinique. The museum is the life's work of Gilbert Larose (sp?) and his passion for the subject is evident.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank franSewellNj
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This amazing recreation of life in Martinique opens your eyes to the reality of life as a slave but also to the difficulties post-slavery for those who had to create new lives for themselves.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lucie52_11
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We did a guided tour of this site. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and talked about the life of slaves in the area. Keep in mind that this is NOT an actual settlement, but a recreation of the history of slavery and their lives...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MissDawnAnn
Reviewed 10 June 2018

La Savane des Esclaves is a purpose built open air museum telling the history of slavery on the island of Martinique. The museum is the work of Gilbert Larose who wanted to make sure that the plight of the slaves is remembered. The guided tour...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hywheeler
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The visit was good, but we thought our tour guide spent too much time talking about the herbs / plants used back then. The narrative could have been made a little more interesting... For payment, the credit card machine did not work. Luckily we had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jeanmarc3
Reviewed 6 April 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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21 May 2017|
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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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