The Memorial is a free, public space that is open throughout the year except when the Loire is in flood.
The Memorial is free and open daily – no reservations are required :
It is open from 9 am to 6 pm from September 16 to May 14, and from 9 am to 8 pm from May 16 to September 15.
Final entrance to the meditative passage is one half-hour before closing.
Due to restoration work, the Memorial will be closed to the public from Monday 19 November to Friday 14 December 2018 included.
The Memorial is closed for annual maintenance from 28 January to 1 February 2019.
Individual visitors – Tel.: +33 (0) 811 46 46 44
We advise following the itinerary from the Nantes History Museum to the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery. While the Memorial contributes to remembrance, the museum offers the keys to an understanding of the past of the slave trade, which is central to the permanent exhibit.
These two sites are symbolically connected by an urban itinerary containing 11 information panels (approximately 1 hour).
Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery
Quai de la Fosse – Passerelle Victor-Schœlcher
(Opposite the Courthouse)
Tramway Line 1 – Stops: Médiathèque or Chantiers Navals
Château des Ducs de Bretagne – Musée d’Histoire de Nantes
4, place Marc Elder – 44000 Nantes, France
Tramway Line 1
Get off at Duchesse Anne – Château des Ducs de Bretagne
+33 (0) 811 46 46 44
and: +33 (0)2 51 17 49 48