Bois Preau, Rueil-Malmaison

#4 of 14 in Museums in Hauts-de-Seine
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. By using our Rueil-Malmaison travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Bois Preau and other attractions in Rueil-Malmaison.
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80 reviews
  • July 30, 2017
    Park of Josephine, wife of Napoleon very beautiful park or it is good to walk of grass to play large extended rest... very beautiful and old tree you can also find shadow
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  • July 11, 2017
    We usually come here with family and always spend enjoyable time. Nice and green open space you can spend a whole day here doing outdoor activities.  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    17 hectares of greenery sperant castles of wood-yard and Malmaison, the course walk and jog prohibits bikes, one have peace for ducks and geese to black head during their migration. As a couple, with family, friends, all the combinations are suitable for this park of exception.
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  • September 1, 2017
    Very nice Park!
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  • July 14, 2017
    A large park in the city center
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  • September 7, 2017
    Not too crowded, there's always room to sit somewhere for a picnic or read a book.
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  • June 28, 2017
    close to the city centre. the tall trees open spaces for Spades fuck or play ball with children
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  • July 10, 2017
    Large park, pleasant, with room for a picnic with family or friends.
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