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Address: Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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Short day trip into history.

Very well organized and interesting historic slave village. Road not clearly marked so just keep going. I guess two or three miles in from the main road. There was a bus load... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Vineland, New Jersey
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Vineland, New Jersey
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58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Very well organized and interesting historic slave village. Road not clearly marked so just keep going. I guess two or three miles in from the main road. There was a bus load from a cruise ship on the day we went. Very well back in the tropical hills but neither of us got a single bug bite. I would say... More 

Thank Alphablondyfan
Boucherville, Qc
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed 18 days in Martinique and made 1200 Km a bit of everywhere. This place was our preferred one :o)

Thank micyr
Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This is a must-see when in the area b/c it explains the slave culture of the history of the island. Very informative and helpful in understanding the history of the island.

Thank HollySipHed
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Wonderful experience for my 11 year-old daughter. Beautiful grounds and wonderful artistic representations.

Thank trininikki123
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Savane des Esclaves is the perfect place in Martinique to learn about the history of the country. Our teenage childs were especially surprised to hear that Joséphine de Beauharnais (from Martinique) lived there. She was the second wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. The guides at this place love their job and do all explanations with lots of enthusiasm. Children should be... More 

Thank 609monikap
Vienna, Virginia
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493 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Judged as the single-handed creation of a determined citizen without public funds or wealthy sponsors, this is an impressive display of effort that helps us visualize the horrors of slavery. The importance of this topic is not in dispute. But apart from the realistic huts and the (too beautiful) garden, there are few artifacts on display and limited information about... More 

Thank Reslysten54
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

How to explain to your kids what slavery is? Just bring them in this extraordinary place re-built with so much attention to details and conserved with so much love. My kids (8 and 11 years old) loved it and are still asking questions about what they saw. The guide was excellent! Going to this place brought them and us, adults,... More 

Thank Christelle P
Trois-Ilets, Martinique
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

here u can see how life was for the slaves, gives u a realistic idea of the dark past of the island.

Thank liebigfood
Newbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Locals say this is one of the places you must visit in order to understand some of the history of Martinique, and I do agree, however you must speak french to understand the tour! It is great for plant lovers and historians alike, you really do get a feel for how freed slaves lived and how they used the land.... More 

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75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

It's a small garden with a few huts, in which you'll learn about the history of Martinique, incl. but not limited to slavery. The guided tour (in French) is very interesting, especially when it comes to herbal medicine. It does not go into excruciating details about life in slavery, but you get an overview that I find good enough. It's... More 

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