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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  • The castle is closed, the Park in this season is especially very full of mud, so unpleasant, the visit of the orangerie is not interesting, better stick to the castle of malmaison. There is still a little corner with a few games for children.
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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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  • Beautiful place to make sports or picnic. American style garden.
  • Space nice to ask when it starts to get good. On the other hand, it's not very big and then that lack flowers.
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  • Beautiful we have achieved a Napoleonic historical event of great quality.
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  • That was good
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  • What silence! Ideal to relax in going very far.
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