Longwood House (photo by Donna Hull)
Diana's Peak. If you start there following the red road towards Longwood you first pass by Napoleons tomb, and then you arrive at Longwood House.
On May 5th 1821 Napoleon died.
Longwood House's Reception Room where Napoleon died (photo by Margaret Rodenberg).
He was buried in the nearby Valley of the Geraniums. He himself had selected this beautiful location, although his first choice was to be laid to rest in Paris (in 1840 his remains were indeed transfered to Paris).
Napoleon's Burial Place on St. Helena (photo by John Tyrrell)
Since 1858, after reports of neglect reached Napoleon III, the Valley and Longwood House are in possession of and maintained by France under the name of 'French Domains of Saint-Helena'.
Napoleon had taken up gardening at St. Helena.
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