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La Savane des Esclaves

Quartier La Ferme, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
+596 596 68 33 91
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Short day trip into history.

Very well organized and interesting historic slave village. Road not clearly marked so just keep... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Alphablondyfan
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Vineland, New Jersey
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One of the most interesting attraction on the Island

We stayed 18 days in Martinique and made 1200 Km a bit of everywhere. This place was our preferred... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
micyr
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Boucherville, Qc
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“slave trade” (4 reviews)
“guided visit” (3 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 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...More

Thank Alphablondyfan
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
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
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

Thank trininikki123
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...More

Thank 609monikap
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...More

Thank Reslysten54
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...More

Thank Christelle P
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
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...More

1  Thank Coleyshmoley
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...More

2  Thank OliviaBod
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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
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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