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Savane des Esclaves

Museum in Les Trois-Îlets
12 Full-fare
  • Created in 2000, La Savane des Esclaves is a real open-air museum, it is an essential site that pays tribute to the history and traditions of Martinique in the heart of a 3 hectare landscaped park, built around Villages of Memory and History.

  • During the guided tour (by passionate guides), you will discover 25 traditional huts recalling 400 years of Martinique's history - 30 bilingual panels, detailing the history of slavery in the West Indies made with the help of historians - a Creole garden - a medicinal garden.

    - A Kalinago village is dedicated to the Amerindian way of life before the arrival of Europeans in Martinique.

    - A museum hut "Memories of our ancestors" is dedicated to slavery in Martinique: life-size statues...
    During the guided tour (by passionate guides), you will discover 25 traditional huts recalling 400 years of Martinique's history - 30 bilingual panels, detailing the history of slavery in the West Indies made with the help of historians - a Creole garden - a medicinal garden.

    - A Kalinago village is dedicated to the Amerindian way of life before the arrival of Europeans in Martinique.

    - A museum hut "Memories of our ancestors" is dedicated to slavery in Martinique: life-size statues carved in mahogany wood illustrate different scenes from the life of slaves: the black code, maroonage, emancipation....

    - The discovery of Rue Case-Nègres will allow you to imagine the living conditions, and the punishment, of the slaves working in the fields.

    - After the abolition, you will discover the way of building huts, wooden fences made of ti baume, roofs made of latan tree and reed leaves, floors made of beaten clay and the secrets of making Kako stick (cocoa), manioc flour, cane juice, as well as the way of life in the past....

    Don't forget to stop at the bar to taste the delicious fresh fruit juices.

    New products 2019 :
    A 12-metre-long fresco, 10 new museographic panels on slave revolts, maroonery, coloured free men, abolitionists.... As well as the Slave "Romain" Square and the new Museum. The site is in constant evolution.

    The Savannah of the Slaves also offers kako stick workshops once or several times a week (see agenda), you can discover and participate in the transformation of roasted beans into kokoa sticks.

    If you come, on the 1st Saturday of the month (from 10am to 12:30pm), you will have the chance to discover the making and cooking of sweet or savoury manioc galettes, and to bring back a culinary souvenir of your trip in this extraordinary museum.

    Throughout the year, parties are organised: traditional dance, drumming, theatre, etc. (see dates on the agenda)

    Guided tour rates (2019)
    12€ adult
    8€ teenager + 12 years old
    5€ child 3 to 12 years old

    See the dates of the events on the agenda
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French Creole
    • French
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  • Bank card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Adult
    12 €
  • Child rate
    8 €
  • Child rate
    5 €
Openings
  • From January 1, 2024
    until December 31, 2024
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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