Martinique Sights

La Savane des Esclaves (The Savannah of the Slaves)

  • Museum Village

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

Down a dirt road, in the countryside outside the tourist zone, stands La Savane des Esclaves, a re-created a "free" slave village (circa 1800). This labor of love was created by Gilbert Larose, who has a fascination with his ancestors who were "Nèg'Marrons," slaves who fled the plantations to live free, off the land.

The Antan Lontan Village, the name Larose gave his settlement, reveals much about this major element in Martinique's history and culture, with food tastings and artisan demonstrations. Shows utilizing the various groups of Martinican folkloric dancers are held several times a year, both in the day and by night. On Saturdays from 9 am to noon, there are often more elaborate tastings, demonstrations, and traditional dance lessons. Allow an hour and 15 minutes for the guided tour in French.There is some signage in English. Some kids find it fascinating, others not.

Sight Information

Address:

Quartier La Ferme, Les Trois-Îlets, n/a Martinique, 97229, Martinique

Phone:

0596-68–33–91

Sight Details:

  • €7
  • Daily 9–noon and 2–5:30
  • Closed Sun. afternoon

Published 02/01/2016

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