opening times

VisitING THE MEmorial

The Memorial is a public area which is open all year round. Entry is free. It is closed only at night and when the Loire River is in flood.

Non-guided visit: no reservation required, open every day:
– 9am to 6pm from 16 September to 14 May,
– 9am to 8pm from 15 May to 15 September.

Exceptional closure from Monday 23 to Friday 27 January 2017 included.

Guided visits: visits with registered guides are available on reservation.

Practical information:
Individual visitors: 0811 46 46 44
To call from outside France: T. +33 (0)2 51 17 49 48
Group guided tours: T. +33(0)2 40 20 60 11

Urban route between history and memory

We suggest that you follow the route which leads from the Nantes history museum to the Memorial to the abolition of slavery. The Memorial is a site for remembrance, whilst the museum will provide you with the information you need to understand the city’s slave trading history, which is covered in depth in the permanent collection.

These two sites are symbolically linked by an urban route punctuated by 11 information panels (About 1 hour on foot.).