Josephine -Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie was born in Martinique. Josephine is often mistaken as being first and foremost French, when she was in fact a Creole.
It was in this beautiful country where her family owned a sugar plantation, that Josephine acquired her smooth and sensuous ways. Yeyette, as she was often called, claimed that her innate calmness and composure, with a blend of the wild, was naturally due to her island upbringing (but also included some quite passionate outbreaks). La Martinique; a place where beauty and serenity were a way of life...
This is also the place where the prophecy that she 'would one day be Queen' was revealed to her.
Here is a picture of Josephine’s house, where she grew up in Martinique. It’s now a museum.