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Chateau de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison
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Once the residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine de Beauharnais, Chateau de Malmaison boasts original 19th-century decor, paintings, furniture, and a large collection of porcelain. You can take a guided tour or explore the museum on your own. Assorted rooms include the Chamber of Napoleon, billiard room, and music room. The library features mahogany furniture from the 18th century and Nicolas Constant Lemaire's celestial globe from 1788. Head to the dining room to see Josephine's porcelain service. This room also contains murals painted by Louis Lafitte in 1800 representing six pompéiennes dancers. Josephine's luxurious apartments feature her original bed and a simply decorated anteroom. Look for the famous painting by Jacques-Louis David, "Napoleon Crossing the Alps." For Chateau de Malmaison and beyond, use our Rueil-Malmaison trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Rueil-Malmaison vacation.
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  • Despite the work (ending), the visit to the castle was a great time of discovery thanks to a neat reconstitution. The Park is superb, especially in the fall (and probably also in the spring, when it is blooming).
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  • Beautiful autumnal visit to malmaison... beautiful colors in the Park damage that many parts are closed but we'll be back! Note a food truck, very nice and very good! BCBG
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  • This was our second visit to Malmaison. Once again, it was a treat to walk through the chateau while listening to the audio, reliving how it might have been when Napoleon and Josephine lived there. Co...  more »
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  • This was surprisingly nice place to visit. On the outskirts of Paris its less crowded and very well maintained. The gardens outside are stunning and you can find distinct variety of flowers. The castle inside is perhaps like any other castle but all in all gives a great experience on visit.
  • Lovely little mansion with grounds.
  • Super parc en plein centre ville !
  • Piaget 750 species of old roaes
  • Glory to the Emperor and to his hen. The House still broadcasts the soul Napi. On the other hand, do not rely on the film Napoleon of Simoneau.
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