House of Abbé Grégoire in Emberménil (Meurthe-et-Moselle)
“There is still an aristocracy, that of the colour of the skin. Bigger than your predecessors, who have, so to speak, founded it, you will make it disappear".
Harangue of Grégoire at the National Convention on 17 June 1793.
Museographical house of Abbé Grégoire
The museographical house inaugurated in 1994 in Emberménil pays homage to the Abbé Grégoire who led the fight for the abolition of slavery, torn off at the National Convention in 1794 and rose against his recovery in 1802, supported Toussaint Louverture and the young Republic of Haiti, being successively opposed to Napoleon and the Bourbons of the Restauration. The ashes of the man who was called “the friend of the blacks” were transferred to the Pantheon in 1989.
Things to see in Emberménil:
. Museographical house Abbé Grégoire
. Stele in homage to the Abbé Grégoire
. Cross of Grégoire’s grave
. Bust of the Abbé Grégoire
Opening dates and hours:
From April to end of September from 2.30pm to 6pm
All year round on reservation at 03 83 71 20 56 (curator François BIER) or at 03 83 71 20 57 (town hall)?