In the southwest of Martinique, a museum allows you to discover nineteenth-century Martinique – its history, its heritage, and its traditions. It is La Savane des Esclaves (The Slaves’ Savanna) in the town of Les Trois-Ilets. A must-see.
Recently ranked by Tripadvisor as one of the 10 places to visit in the Caribbean, La Savane des Esclaves is a real journey through time. Located in the district of La Ferme, in the town of Les Trois-Ilets, this museum includes multiples elements arranged on a 2 hectares ground: a “hut museum” called “Mémoires de nos ancêtres” (Memories of our ancestors) and dedicated to the history of slaves on the island, a traditional village from the early nineteenth century, life scenes of that time, and also gardens of yesteryear, one of which is medicinal.
A guided tour of La Savane des Esclaves allows you to be immersed in the history of Martinique, to explore its culture and to discover the ancient production of martinican products such as manioc flour, cocoa or cane juice.
A little advice from Jumbo Car Martinique : rent an estate car to go to visit La Savane des Esclaves, with family.
Open every day, from 9am to noon, and from 2pm to 5:30pm (except sunday afternoon), La Savane des Esclaves is a perfect family activity. To go there, and take advantage of the area, it's better to rent a car.