Mémorial ACTe

Top choice museum in Pointe-à-Pitre

Opening in 2015, this massively important museum of the slave trade and slavery is quite simply a must-see for any visitor to Guadeloupe. Housed in a spectacular silver-latticework structure on the site of the former Darboussier sugar factory on Pointe-à-Pitre's long-neglected waterfront, MACTe tackles its heartbreaking subject head-on, documenting the subjugation of the peoples of the Caribbean, the mass importation of African slaves, their brutal existence under their European masters and the long and painful struggle for freedom.