Musee de la Pagerie
Musee de la Pagerie
3.5
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Empress Josephine, Napoleon's wife, was born and raised at this plantation home.
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calgaryguy
Kelowna, Canada454 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were on an excursion from the Club Med. This was a nice stop, filling in a bit of French history about Josephine de Beauharnais, napoleon's wife. our guide, Jeremiah, was wonderful, effortlessly switching between French and English in his monologue.
Nice scenery for a nice visit. Worth a stop.
Written 8 April 2024
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Rose C
159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fascinating insight into the Empress of France. Unfortunately everything is in French, but the lady on the desk gave us a thorough tour in English. Toilets on site but no restaurant as advertised. 1-2 hours is plenty of time to walk around. There is plenty of places to eat a picnic.
Pity no cafe/ restaurant..tourists need feeding.
No audio guide or souvenirs to buy. Would have loved a fridge magnet of Josephine. They are missing something. They need to realise 2 euros for oaps is not enough money for a museum . Money needs to be raised to preserve this history!
Written 14 February 2024
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cateyboyle
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I really enjoyed this museum, especially its focus on centering the lives of enslaved people. The museum contextualizes Empress Josephine’s family history with the broader history of slavery and plantation labor in Martinique. The archival research on display was rigorous but also accessible to French speakers whether or not they were familiar with the history. Well done, and many thanks to all the staff.
Written 11 May 2023
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Laurence D
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Very interesting historical visit in a beautiful setting , unfortunately, no English during the visit. Was ok for us as I am French and could translate for my British husband.
Written 8 February 2020
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mandi19732014
Confolens, France91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit here. The guide seemed to know alot of the history BUT it would have been more enjoyable if maybe part of the tour or videos were in English too. We appreciate we are in France and understand and speak french as best we can but it’s all spoken so fast understanding is difficult.
Maybe just an English leaflet would be good, however, really good value for 4€ each
Written 31 October 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada81,678 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
When we entered the Musee de la Pagerie, we were welcome to visit in this space.

When there were more tourists, she asked to pay.

We were sent to the big wooden structure.

The guide told us a few things and then she said that we could visit the garden and Josephine's house. in In her house it had statues and busts and paintings and Josephine's bed.

When we left, we could see the old sugar canes, behind the chained links.

The people didn't like her. as she had her own slaves.

Quite interesting.

Worthwhile to see!
Written 27 September 2019
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Keith C
Huntingdon, UK700 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The Museum is on the Estate where Empress Josephine was born and it is worth a visit to see some memorabilia of her early life and when Napoleon was courting her. Very friendly staff
Written 31 May 2019
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bcardina
Ithaca, NY21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was fascinating!! Our private guide as well as the museum guide offered many insights to the life of French colonists in Martinique This was the childhood home of Josephine - wife of Napoleon There is a lot of information on that association~ As well there is much interesting botany- and sugar production information & history.
Written 17 March 2019
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Laurence_Brussels
Montreal, Canada432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Not much remains of the domain but in the old kitchen, the museum has gathered lots of artifacts that belonged to Josephine and some paintings of her. The guide explained very thoroughly what Josephine's family was like (and how the Creoles lived at the time), and what happened with and after Napoleon. We really enjoyed it and recommend the guided tour.
Written 12 January 2019
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Uwe
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Lovely garden, well kept, small museum whch is full of pictures. It does not have many items and also no description of what happened here or the history of Josephine. Very small and some ruins of the original house. Nothing to write home about
Written 5 January 2019
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