Musee de la Pagerie
Musee de la Pagerie
3.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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cateyboyle
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
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 May 11, 2023
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Laurence D
17 contributions
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 February 8, 2020
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mandi19732014
Confolens, France93 contributions
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 October 31, 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
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 September 27, 2019
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Keith C
Huntingdon, UK690 contributions
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 May 31, 2019
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bcardina
Ithaca, NY22 contributions
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 March 17, 2019
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Laurence_Brussels
Montreal, Canada433 contributions
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 January 12, 2019
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Uwe
Dublin, Ireland41 contributions
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 January 5, 2019
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Peter S
Amersham, UK1,035 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
The rescued ruins of the sugar factory seemed more impressive than the visit to the Musée. Housed in the former kitchen block there are pictures and exhibits, but the main house has gone.
Written December 19, 2018
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wjthmpsn
Memphis, TN41 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
La Pagerie is worth the visit if you are a history buff, but don't expect to be visiting Josephine's home (just the foundation remains). The ruins of the sugar mill are interesting to see. The tour of the museum was, unfortunately, only available in French when we visited (so I had to do some interpreting!), but was very informative and detailed.
Written July 26, 2018
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