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Les Marches des Esclaves

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Address: | Escalier Aux Esclaves, Petit-Canal, Guadeloupe

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  • skyisblu
    skyisblu
    Montreal, Quebec
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    Contemplative stop along the Route des Esclaves

    This is good place to pause for a few moments of reflection. It is meant to be a memorial to the abolition of slavery in 1848, the stairs themselves having been used to move people in from the nearby ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1571644111000+0800)/
  • Robby G C
    Robby G C
    Toronto, Ontario
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    The end of slavery, what a joy!

    Music was always with the slaves. It helped them to survive. When I saw the drum, amidst the steps of the slaves. des Esclaves, it made sense. How terrible to sell people and becoming slaves wit...

    Reviewed on /Date(1566631424000+0800)/
  • ChuckPMi
    ChuckPMi
    Adrian, Michigan, USA
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    OK for a short visit

    This actually was a sugar port, not a slave market. There are ruins, a small fishing port, and exercise machines. The most interesting thing is the church at the top of the steps.

    Reviewed on /Date(1516943284000+0800)/
  • RumRunner65
    RumRunner65
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    A historical glimpse of slavery and freedom

    This site was inaugurated in 1994 to celebrate the bicentennial of the first abolition of slavery in Guadeloupe (June 7, 1794-1994). Full abolition was reached in 1848. The site is fairly basic and qu...

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