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Peaceful walk

The walk to the tomb is just over 1km downhill with lots of flowers and trees.. The path is grassy... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
AKS1005
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
Beautiful & Quite

A short and easy walk leads to the beautiful and serene tomb. The views are amazing looking down... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Theo M
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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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Napoleon chose this site for his burial and was interred here from 1821 to 1840, when his remains were moved to a cemetery in Paris.
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Sane Valley, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha STHL 1ZZ
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

The possibilities of humour in visiting an empty tomb (Napoleon was exhumed and transferred to Les Invalides in Paris) are almost limitless but this is a very attractive spot and worth a visit although it is a short walk on a woodland path from the...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The walk to the tomb is just over 1km downhill with lots of flowers and trees.. The path is grassy so if it's wet it could be slippery. The tomb is empty and you can't go next to it but the view from the viewpoint...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

A short and easy walk leads to the beautiful and serene tomb. The views are amazing looking down the valley with lovely old tees surrounding the tomb. A must see when you visit St Helena.

Thank Theo M
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The tomb is a nice walk, not challenging about 0.5 km if memory serves. Lots of nice flowers and trees. The grave itself is empty (the body moved to Paris in 1840), as is the gravestone (the British didn't approve of the French engraving). Yet...More

Thank Austin E
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The way that leads to Napoleon’s tomb is green, peaceful and pleasant. One kilometer of beautiful flowers and plants. The tomb, itself, is nothing special, but I think the walk was so nice that I’d say you should visit it!

Thank Beatriz O
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

To understand the full history, this is a place you shouldn't miss. Make sure you visit in order - Briars Pavilion, Longwood House and then the Valley of the Tomb.

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Napoleon's Tomb, not to be missed if you are in the area. History and the events of those times, catch you and rise your spirit. You start to dig and find out more , how it was, what happened and of course why. Napoleon was...More

Thank GEOVANA A
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Worth a visit, be sure to read the history on this place which is fascinating. Very grand, makes me understand why the peasants revolted.

Thank Houstongirl66
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Having visited Longwood House we went to Sane Valley to see the resting place of the islands famous exile. Parking at the roadside there is a short walk to a peaceful and cool glade. The tomb does not contain the body but its no matter...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Napoleon's tomb is a must see for anyone visiting St. Helena. Although his remains have been in Paris since 1840, The walk down a grassy promenade to the original grave is well worth the effort.

Thank Paul S
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