Place of memory

Homage to escaped slaves

Location: Saint-Leu – Piton Rouge
Date: 1990
Artist: Gilbert Clain

The summit of Piton Rouge, a volcanic cone rising to 2,397 metres, is a place where escaped slaves would seek refuge.
The town council of Saint-Leu set up the ‘Place du Bicentenaire’ in 1990, with a group of sculptures by Gilbert Clain paying homage to the escaped slaves who lived there, of which no other trace remains today.



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