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La Pagerie Estate

Museum in Les Trois-Îlets
  • Located in a beautiful green setting not far from Trois Ilets golf course and the Parc des Floralies, the Domaine de La Pagerie is the name of an old 18th century sugar plantation where Empress Josephine was born.

  • Called Petite Guinée until 1750, the estate was home to 300 slaves from Africa who worked to produce cotton, tobacco, indigo and sugar cane.

    In the middle of the park are the ruins of the functional buildings of the plantation, as well as a small museum dedicated to the memory of Joséphine, with a collection of letters, autographs, souvenirs, rare objects from the period, antique furniture and an area dedicated to the history of slavery.
    The site of the Musée de la Pagerie has been the...
    Called Petite Guinée until 1750, the estate was home to 300 slaves from Africa who worked to produce cotton, tobacco, indigo and sugar cane.

    In the middle of the park are the ruins of the functional buildings of the plantation, as well as a small museum dedicated to the memory of Joséphine, with a collection of letters, autographs, souvenirs, rare objects from the period, antique furniture and an area dedicated to the history of slavery.
    The site of the Musée de la Pagerie has been the property of the Community since 1984.

    The aim of the suggested new itinerary is therefore to facilitate and clarify the reading of the site for what it was over time in its different aspects, by reorganising the display of the collection, by providing explanatory text and a historical framework, both for the pieces and the remains.
    Some major pieces by local artists are highlighted, as well as the results of the study carried out in 2019 on the slaves and the servile habitat of the Domaine de La Pagerie.

    The exhibition is divided into 4 areas:
    - In the reception hall, lower area: A former sugar factory - Dr Robert Rose-Rosette's heritage project: a site-museum
    - In the reception hall, upper space: The Creole planter families, former owners of La Pagerie
    - Under the mill: The cultivation of sugar cane and the manufacture of sugar - The activities and related structures: cooperage, masonry, cassava factory...
    - In the old kitchen: Reconstruction of a kitchen - Slavery at La Pagerie

    Rates (2021):
    - 4 € / adult
    - 1 € /child - student (outside school period)
    - 0,80 € / unemployed - RSA
    - 2 € / over 65 years old
    - 2 € / disabled persons
    - Free / last Saturday of the month
    Group rate from 10 adults
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French Creole
    • Spanish
    • French
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Openings
  • From January 1, 2024
    until December 31, 2024
  • 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
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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