In the footsteps of slavery in Guadeloupe

In the footsteps of slavery in Guadeloupe

On 27 May 1848, Governor Layrle proclaimed the abolition of slavery in Guadeloupe. Explore the sites that celebrate this key moment in the island's history.

Inaugurated in 1994 in Benin, the Slave Route Project has worked to put together an inventory of places of history and memory related to the slave trade and slavery. Historians, researchers and heritage experts involved in these questions gathered in Guadeloupe to create the first tour dedicated to the victims of slavery to have received recognition from and the label of UNESCO.

Initiated by the international organisation, the project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the causes and challenges of slavery in the world, to highlight global transformations, to foster intercultural and identity dialogue within the country and, finally, to fight against ignorance and forgetfulness. From Fort Louis Delgrès to the Canal des Rotours or Roussel-Trianon, 18 unique sites will plunge you into the heart of the past.

The Slave Route Project