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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Raf FJuly 30, 2017
parc de Joséphine epouse de Napoleon tres beau parc ou il fait bon se promener grande etendu d'herbe pour jouer se reposer ... tres beaux et vieux arbre on peut aussi y trouver de l'ombre more »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
GregoryZsJuly 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 »
chokas44June 29, 2017
17 hectares de verdures spérant les châteaux de Bois-Preau et de la Malmaison, des parcours de promenade et de jogging interdit aux vélos, un have de paix pour les canards et les oies à tête noire lor... more »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.
Moi RemoiSeptember 1, 2017Very nice Park!
Lionel NavetierJuly 14, 2017A large park in the city center
Jean Quartier La TenteSeptember 7, 2017Not too crowded, there's always room to sit somewhere for a picnic or read a book.
Marine DaronJune 28, 2017close to the city centre. the tall trees open spaces for Spades fuck or play ball with children
Adrien LambertJuly 10, 2017Large park, pleasant, with room for a picnic with family or friends.
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