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Beautiful spot, interesting history

This is a quick stop but another interesting piece in the sordid history of slavery in Martinique... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Matthew S
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Makes you think - and enjoy the view

Our landlord at the hotel convinced us to go there. I am glad the we did! The big sculptures and... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Ken A
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

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).

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Our landlord at the hotel convinced us to go there. I am glad the we did! The big sculptures and the sad stories behind them make you think. At the same time we could enjoy the great view of the sea

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

These statue are both stunningly beautiful and humbling. Their strategic placement brings so much to their story It’s a monument like no other

Thank Nadia D
Reviewed 2 February 2018

As others have said, very moving and disturbing. A beautiful spot, a tragic event. It is worth the drive, but be careful--the drive is scary.

Thank EEK85
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is the most moving monument I've ever experienced. I would absolutely recommend taking the time to visit.

1  Thank suzesq
Reviewed 20 January 2018

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

2  Thank shanti w
Reviewed 9 January 2018

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

2  Thank AILSA L
Reviewed 7 January 2018

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.

Thank Florence B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Made us step back and realize how badly slaves were treated during that time. The hardships they went through was so wrong.

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