“National and European memory centre of the Great East of France, 25 high places of history and memories of the abolition of slavery (1648-1848)”
- to position Eastern France and Switzerland as a major national and European memory centre by uniting the 20 other sites and places of memory identified in the territory around the network of the 5 sites of the Road of Abolitions of slavery.
- to develop remembrance tourism around the discovery of the history of slavery and its abolition through a diversified offer (castles, museums, monuments and memorials,…) and scattered with famous figures (Alphonse de Lamartine, Victor Schœlcher, Toussaint Louverture, Victor Hugo, the Abbé Grégoire, Germaine de Staël,….) by attracting new audiences (national and international diaspora of descendants of slaves, schools, various personalities, local populations and tourism for stay and passage…
The ambition of the national memory centre in the Great East region is based on the experience and networks already developed by the sites of the Road of Abolitions in conjunction with support from local authorities (municipalities that own the memory sites and departmental and regional councils to support investment actions in the sites and promotion of the network).
The creation of this great national and European memory centre, which thus places this geographical area in a unique and monopoly position on the history and memory of the abolition of slavery and the struggle for freedom, is part of the new memory challenges promoted by national and international organisations and meets the expectations of audiences and tour operators
The national memory centre of the Great East region:
The memory centre of the Great East region offers you a complete discovery of the stages and characters who participated in the long process of the history of the abolition of slavery through more than 25 symbolic high place