2021 Année Napoléon > The Domaines Nationaux de Sainte-Hélène (The French Domains on St Helena)

As part of the commemoration of the death of Napoleon I in 1821, the French Domains on St Helena are organising several ceremonies at the site of the Emperor’s first burial.

Updated on 3 December 2020

For further information, please visit the French Domains on St Helena website.


Wednesday 5 May 2021 
> Bicentenary ceremonies commemorating the death of Napoleon I
Thursday 6 May 2021 > Ceremony at the Tomb
Sunday 9 May 2021 > Ceremony at the Tomb

[update 3 December 2020] A more detailed programme is already available on the website of the “Saint Helena Napoleonic Heritage”

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The Napoleonic domains on the island of St Helena have belonged to France since 1857, and they have been run and managed by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign affairs since 1858. The French domains on the island are: Longwood House (Napoleon’s residence from December 1815 to May 1821); the Valley of the Tomb (where Napoleon’s body was buried from 1821 to 1840); and the Briars Pavilion (Napoleon’s first residence of the island from October to December 1815).

Read here about “Operation St Helena“, a project to restore Longwood House, from 2010 to 2014 by the French Domains on St Helena, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Fondation Napoléon.