THE MEMORIAL
DISCOVER THE MEMORIAL

THE COMMEMORATIVE PATH
A landscaped pathway covering 7,000 m2 stretches along the Loire quays, between the Anne-de-Bretagne bridge and the Victor-Schœœlcher footbridge. 2,000 glass plaques are set along this esplanade. 1,710 of them recall the slave-trading expeditions which set sail from Nantes, giving ship names and departure dates.  The other 290 plaques give the names of slave-trading posts, intermediary ports and trading ports in Africa, the West Indies, the Americas and the Indian Ocean. As they walk along the route, visitors viewing the display develop an awareness of the massive scale of this tragedy.