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Victor Schoelcher, congressman of Martinique, is the the man who succeeded in ending slavery thanks to the decree he passed on April 27th, 1848. To pay a tribute to him, the city of Pointe-à-Pitre dedicated this museum of colonial architecture to him. At first, the collection was composed of a good number of porcelains that came from his father's factory and personal objects. But in 1928, a large part of it was destroyed during the hurricane. Then, the museum was enriched with different documents on slavery and engravings from the 18th century.

  • The Victor-Schoelcher Museum , Carnival , The islands of Guadeloupe

    Guadeloupe Carnival is a time for partying, for tourists and locals alike.

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  • The Victor-Schoelcher Museum , Carnival dates , The islands of Guadeloupe
    Carnival dates

    Guadeloupe Carnival begins on the Friday after Epiphany and ends on Ash Wednesday.

  • The Victor-Schoelcher Museum , Costumes , The islands of Guadeloupe

    People dress in colourful, impressive costumes for the processions and dances that take place for the whole duration of the carnival.

  • The Victor-Sch?lcher Museum , The carnival's origins , Guadelupe
    The carnival's origins

    Of a religious origin, the carnival provides Christians with a final opportunity to let their hair down and eat meat before starting forty days of fasting over the period of Lent.

    © Philippe Giraud
  • The Victor-Sch?lcher Museum , Dances , Guadelupe

    The carnival soon becomes a feverish swirl of vibrant colours, and the dancing never seems to stop!

    © René Mattes
  • The Victor-Sch?lcher Museum , The parade , Guadelupe
    The parade

    Everyone can get involved in the noisy street processions that colourfully converge in the venues where the partying takes place.

    © René Mattes
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