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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  • A big Park nice and quiet in the heart of the city. With a park for children. Ideal for a picnic, play, run... Children love to sail small boats improvised on the small water stream that runs through part of the Park into the duck pond. Only downside, it closes early in the winter, not practical to go running after work!
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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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