Napoleon's Tomb, St Helena Island

Although it's not the Little Corporal's final resting place, Napoleon's Tomb is one of St Helena's major attractions, along with Longwood House, where the island's famous exile spent his last years. The picturesque ravine was not Napoleon's first choice--he had preferred the banks of the Seine River for his grave. This site is both empty and nameless, because the local authorities and Napoleon's friends weren't able to agree on whether the tomb should contain his full name or just "Napoleon." Use our St Helena Island route planner to add Napoleon's Tomb and other attractions to your St Helena Island vacation plans.
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  • Napoleon died in Longwood House on 5 May 1821. Although he wanted to be buried in Paris, suspecting the British would not allow that, he supposedly asked to be interred here in Geranium Valley on the ...  more »
  • Tours make stops here, but all you see is where the grave was. Napoleon is no longer buried here. Interesting to note this ground is not British land, but French only where he was buried.  more »
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