Marie-Joséphine Rose Tascher de la Pagerie was born in Trois-îlets on July 27, 1763 into a sugar family. Her tumultuous life would later make her known as the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress of the French in 1804. Of the family property devastated by numerous hurricanes and cyclones, only a few ruins remain today such as the sugar mill, the cane mill, entirely restored, the kitchen building and the remains of the house.
The museum allows visitors to admire objects that bear witness to the life of the Empress and, more generally, to the way of life of the time. This visit retraces the life of Josephine de Beauharnais thanks to the museum created in 1929 by the former mayor of Trois-Ilets, Gabriel Hayot. It became a departmental museum in 1984 and gathers historical documents, letters, paintings, personal objects and busts of the Emperor Napoleon and the Empress Josephine. This historical place makes us relive, in the middle of a magnificent park of several hectares, a page of the history of the XVIIIth century.
Route D38, Les Trois-Îlets 97229, Martinique