The abolitionnist court at the Château de Lunéville (Meurthe-et-Moselle)
“You will know that Africans are not allowed to sell you prisoners of war; you will know that the Lords of the great fiefdoms of Guinea can not sell you their vassals, you will know that your money can not give you the right to hold a single man in slavery“.
Jean-François, knight and marquis of Saint-Lambert
The Château de Lunéville
Called the "Versailles of Lorraine", the Château de Lunéville became during the Enlightenment an important centre of intellectual animation receiving Voltaire, Montesquieu, Helvétius. From this court of Lunéville came the Chevalier de Boufflers, Saint-Lambert or Beauvau-Craon who, on the eve of the French Revolution, rallied the abolitionist movement of the Society of the Friends of the Blacks.