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Address: Quartier Pagerie, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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+596 596 68 34 55

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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Interesting little museum complex

My son and I visited this museum on Christmas Eve. The woman at the front desk and the tour guide were both wonderful to us. They spoke very good English and were very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Snappy B
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I visited this museum on Christmas Eve. The woman at the front desk and the tour guide were both wonderful to us. They spoke very good English and were very enthusiastic to share the history of Josephine and the island of Martinique. They both spent extra time with us and answered lots of our questions. The ruins... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property this museum is located on could easily be a small botanical gardens that could attract visitors even without the museum. The museum itself is extremely interesting and the artifacts on display are unique and kept in excellent condition. All of the artifacts on display outline the life and family of the empress. Very interesting to see items that... More 

Thank Brian D
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Learn a little about the love/hate relationship the islanders have with their star native. They only give tours in French, but the attendants will try to give you a little history of the place and of Josephine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

That was my focus. Arrived in a cruise at Point Simon. Next to the cruise dock is the ferry to Trois Ilets, which we took. It takes half an hour each way, $7 or $14 round trip. There, we took a taxi, 30 euros roundtrip. Too far to walk and torrential weather.The entrance to the museum I think it was... More 

Thank Maria Jesus H
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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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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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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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