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Address: Quartier Pagerie, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
Phone Number: +596 596 68 34 55
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Empress Josephine, Napoleon's wife, was born and raised at this plantation...

Empress Josephine, Napoleon's wife, was born and raised at this plantation home.

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A charming plantation

The birthplace of Empress Josephine is well worth a detour. The main plantation house was destroyed by fire but much of the plantation remains. The sugar mill and outbuildings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2016
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Bath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The birthplace of Empress Josephine is well worth a detour. The main plantation house was destroyed by fire but much of the plantation remains. The sugar mill and outbuildings have been well maintained and restored. The small museum has a limited amount of artefacts but shows them well. If you do not speak French tell the guide before the tour... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

La Pagerie mansion was an awesome experience of the Martinique hospitality with personal excursion in English with an awesome local lady as a tour guide with excellent knowledge of European royalty linked to Josephine as well as of Caribbean life style in the past. If you are into history or love mansions this place is your definite destination. I would... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This was a great find for our family. Two boys 7 & 5. We arrived when it opened at 9. Tour started at 10. Paid the very inexpensive entry fee. About 12.00 US for the 4 of us and were free to roam the grounds. Guard accompanied us into Josephine's house. They have some lovely pieces from her and Napoleon's... More 

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Yellowknife
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

A visit to Trois Islet would not be complete without a visit to this museum and its grounds. A powerful global figure, Josephine Bonaparte's origins were local and some would say, provencal. But a visit here provides insight into 15 year old Josephine and her Martinique upbringing. The museum contains an impressive display of original artefacts and historic ruins all... More 

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Little oasis of a 18 century sugar plantation reached by a cobblestone road where Josephine Bonaparte spent the first 15 years of her life.There is a lot of history here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Interesting displays in building with an attendant to explain things. Good gardens but somewhat disappointing as little to see really. No access to partially demolished sugar cane factory opposite.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

While the museum is small, it is still evocative of Empress Josephine's life. The visit is guided, and our guide fairly effortlessly flipped between French and English the whole time, so we all learned quite a lot. The grounds are pretty as well.

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Needham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

5 euros to get in the small museum. All tours are guided and we had a very knowledgeable guide who spoke very good English. This museum is all about Josephine - Bonaparte's empress

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

This museum was a former sugar estate and the birthplace of Marie Joseph Rose Tascher de la Pager, the future Empress Josephine. (I did some research prior to our visit on wikipedia and google about her). We went on a guided tour that lasted approximately one hour. There is not much to see anymore because a lot had been destroyed... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

As mentioned in other reviews, the building is rather small and there are not a lot of exhibits. I did not really learn much new info about Josephine. But the setting of the museum and cane sugar "factory" ruins are beautiful. It gives a glimpse into what life may have been life for Josephine.

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