The Château de Joux-Toussaint Louverture in Pontarlier (Doubs)
“By overthrowing me, only the trunk of the Tree of the Freedom of the Black has been cut down in Santo Domingo, it will grow back by the roots because they are deep and numerous”
Toussaint Louverture, Santo Domingo on 12 June 1802.
In the heart of the Jura Massif, at the Swiss border, the Fort de Joux holds the remains of Toussaint Louverture, leader of the insurrection of the slaves of Santo Domingo, initiator of the first abolition of slavery and precursor of independence of Haiti, first black republic. Locked up by order of Bonaparte, he died there on 7 April 1803.