Bois Preau, Rueil-Malmaison

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Built in the 17th century, Bois Preau once exclusively served Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, and then became a seat of the French government. Nowadays, the chateau houses a museum detailing Napoleon's captivity and death on the island of Saint Helena, the return of his body, and the Napoleonic legend. When you arrive, look for the statue of Josephine followed by busts of Napoleon and a larger-than-life statue of the emperor on his deathbed. Continue on to tour Josephine's private apartments, her collections of paintings, and her personalized gardens. Whether or not you have a particular interest in this period of history, the site makes a lovely area to walk around and explore. Add Bois Preau and other attractions to your Rueil-Malmaison trip itinerary using our Rueil-Malmaison trip itinerary planner.
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  • Park in the center of the town of Rueil-Malmaison. Pretty poor in activities and remarkable place. Some activities during the year. The Park is mainly used by residents for a walk. Path bit, some statues not highlighted. In a Word, the Park is interesting in summer, the rest of the year very unattractive.
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  • A large green space for a family, a playground ride offers slides and swings for children. We can be a picnic. Concrete walkways to biking. There is regularly an ice cream and pancakes. Nice place to two not Rueil City Center.
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  • nice nice Park for small and large playgrounds, green areas, some statues for a little history... and in the welcoming shade trees. a good time with family before or after the tour of the Castle d e Josephine, Rueil, and its monuments City Center. In addition there are often ducks, birds singing... surprising mix with laughter are children.
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  • Beautiful place to make sports or picnic. American style garden.
  • Like every two years at Rueil it's the weekend of the Jubilee of Napoleon. Wood yard is the gathering of all the Napoleonic armies
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  • Very nice Park!
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  • A large park in the city center
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  • Not too crowded, there's always room to sit somewhere for a picnic or read a book.
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