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All reviews diamond rock slave trade interesting history piece of history nice view beautiful spot great stop worth a stop southern coast buried here dark period shipwreck statues monument signs stone martinique
This impressive monument reminds us of the slave trade. It marks the spot where, in 1830, just after the abolition of slavery, an unidentified slave ship was shipwrecked off the coast of Diamant, leading to the drowning of a large number of nameless slaves. Very...More
This is a quick stop but another interesting piece in the sordid history of slavery in Martinique. We drove the steep and winding road from Trois-Ilets to reach the memorial (then had a delicious dinner 3 minutes up the street at La Voile Blanche).
After reading about the history of Martinique and this monument, I was very moved to visit. The drive to the memorial is very hilly, as Martinique is very montainous. The site was a beautiful and humbling piece of history. After the visit, I returned to...More
I was blown away by the power of these wonderful statues. The sadness etched upon the faces, and the feeling of helplessness that these men procure is incredibly touching.
I softly stroked their faces trying somehow to alleviate their pain. To no avail of course,...More
Very annoyingly, three teenager boys climbed on the statutes (shoulders or head) and the mom/girlfriends/sisters took pictures. Very annoying and not funny. Otherwise, it is interesting and special memorial -a fine memorial overlooking the bay of the Diamant beach and the Diamant rock.