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La Savane des Esclaves

Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
+596 596 68 33 91
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A must-see place to visit

We spent an hour and a half at La Savane des Esclaves, which was time well spent learning about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin P
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United Kingdom
A must for all African descendants

Amazing collection of the history of the native Martinique people and the slaves that were brought... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheldon L
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“slave trade” (4 reviews)
“sugar cane” (4 reviews)
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Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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+596 596 68 33 91
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an hour and a half at La Savane des Esclaves, which was time well spent learning about the terrible experience encountered by those men and women who were forcibly taken from West Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries to work on the...More

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing collection of the history of the native Martinique people and the slaves that were brought to replace them once they were killed off. A timely reminder about this dark part of our history

Thank Sheldon L
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

Thank maggiehulson
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank Stunningholiday
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank sleepybexhill
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.

Thank Zuluquebec
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.

Thank Broscuta P
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.

1  Thank Dominique F
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

2  Thank Ottawian
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Chris L
21 May 2017|
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Response from micyr | Reviewed this property |
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
11 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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