This day will be dedicated to the discovery of a refuge center and artisanal environment with their activities in an Antananarivo tour. Workshops of Art ironwork at Violette and Dieudonné, located East of Antananarivo on the road leading to Ambohimanambola. This is an association created by the couple
to give a chance to those who are left out of society (old homeless, disabled, abandoned women ...)Today, nearly 400 people: female and male workers working in rudimentary workshops for recycling old scrap metal and transform handcrafted in small decorative wonders and useful. Their work allows workers to meet their basic dignity and needs and regain their dignity to be fully human.
The afternoon will be devoted to the discovery of the town of Antananarivo, accompanied by an historian in an impressive Antananarivo tour.
ANTANANARIVO, the "city of the thousand" is the largest agglomeration of Madagascar. It stands on the side of one of the twelve sacred hills. This city is the cradle of the Merina dynasty. Visits to the upper city (the old town) where once stood the ROVA, palace of Queen RANAVALONA 1st (1828/1861) and then the Palace of Prime Minister RAINILAIARIVONY, converted into National Museum; Will be the occasion to evoke the important role of the "Hova"; People of the high plateaux, who first established state structures in Madagascar.
You will continue the Antananarivo tour in the morning by strolling through the lively and typical districts that have known, over time, to preserve an authentic cachet.
Overnight in a hotel.
ANTANANARIVO - 1 night