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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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  • Nice visit in the Castle / Napoleonic Museum which tells us the quantities in the France and the empire. Beautiful rooms, beautiful collections, a beautiful park. To do!
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  • It is a small, but cute little Chateau. If you happen to be in the neighborhood and wish to see the site, do go, but do not go out of your way to see this attraction. Do go out to walk around the gard...  more »
  • I loved this. It was not over crowded, although we visited on the first Sunday of the months when all the museums in Paris are free to enter. Here are the key rooms, the library/study, Napoleon's bedr...  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 !
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  • 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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