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Address: Quartier Pagerie, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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+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 pleasant visit

This museum is small, but interesting. Our guide presented in both french and english, and did a very god job of it. If you don't read french, you may be disappointed, as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
rhoway24
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Connecticut, USA
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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The receptionist was very welcoming and spoke enough English to give us an overview of what we were going to see. The little Museum located in the old kitchen had many artifacts from Napoleon and Josephine's childhood. All the displays were explained in French, but we're interesting enough to see even if you don't read the language.

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Connecticut, USA
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is small, but interesting. Our guide presented in both french and english, and did a very god job of it. If you don't read french, you may be disappointed, as everything legible is in french.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The guide covered a lot of history in a very short time, which was a little overwhelming. But she was very knowledgeable. French language only.

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Cortland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are ruins of a sugar factory across the road, and a very modern ticket office, but the main attraction is a small building with antiques & collectibles from the era of Napoleon & Josephine. It was interesting to see her gloves, and commemorative lamps with their images painted on them. The tour guide was not as comfortable at English... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely delightful spot. The grounds are quite lovely. I've seen other people say that the guides only speak French, however we met a wonderful woman who provided us with all details in English. We're so glad we took the time to stop here. Admission is €5/person.

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Silver Spring, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Martinique isn't rich in places to go, as far as I'm concerned, but this place is interesting for history buffs, because it's the home of Napoleon's Empress Josephine. Tour gives a pretty good understanding of what colonial life was in the 18th century.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 28 December 2016

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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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