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Address: Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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Wonderful experience for my 11 year-old daughter. Beautiful grounds and wonderful artistic representations.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

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Port-au-prince
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Trois-Ilets, Martinique
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Martinique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Gilbert La Rose, the owner has recreated living conditions of the slaves. He has reconstructed dwelling houses and planted traditional food gardens. He has also displayed the instruments of punishment used on plantation slaves. This is a guided visit where details of daily life four hundred years ago are explained. There is also a thatched hut devoted to the history... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Better signage needed to get there! I was kind of missing the details! Who were the slave owners that benefitted from the fruits of the slave labor? What happened to end the slaves misery! More scholarship needed for the site!!! the plant and farm life is still very interesting.

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