Rémy Pelletier continues on his Route du Rhum voyage of discovery: “Welcome to the walkway to Memorial ACTe ,13 metres high, behind me the Port of Guadeloupe, on my right is the ilet du cochon. Over there Salt River not far from Darse where all the boats in the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe arrive.
So what is the Memorial ACTe it is the Caribbean centre of expression and memory of the slave trade, which will be inaugurated by the president in May next year. So let’s take a little tour.”
Manuela Nirhou is press and communications director at Memorial ACTe.: “This is a place dedicated to the history of slavery from Spartacus to Malcolm X. Also slavery in modern times. We hope that in four years time our visitors will be able to see the boats arrive from our great vantage point here.”
Yves Salaun CEO of the Grand Harbour:” This was the commercial port of Pointe-a-Pitre in the 17th century it has changed a lot. The port here also faces Mahault Bay on a beautiful marina which hosted the Route Du Rhum for past 35 years. This great port of Guadeloupe.”
Over the years the port has been developing with investment from the regions tourism and maritime cargo and of course the Route du Rhum.