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Still the site is quite pretty and the history behind it is mnost remarkable. During the worst days of the slave trade, the Tofinu peoples sought refuge on the lakes, because according to the religion of the Abomey it was forbidden to attack people on the water. In the language of the Tofinu Ganvie means: the collectivity of those who found peace at last. The people who built their houses here have managed to construct a complete town on stilts.