An urban itinerary
While the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery contributes to remembrance and the public record of memory in the city, the Nantes History Museum, located in the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, provides the keys to understanding the city’s slave-trading history, extensively presented in the permanent exhibit.
Both locations are connected through a walk in the streets of Nantes marked out by eleven information boards on the slave trade, with the title “Nantes and the slave trade”.
Located in iconic locations in the city that include the Quai de la Fosse and the Île Feydeau, the different panels present the slave trade system, how it developed in Nantes and its consequences for the city, both in terms of economy and development.
The walk stretches over 1.5 kilometers and takes about one hour.