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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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Not Crowded, very easy to tour, filled with magnificent pieces of furniture, art, sculpture and accessories. Interesting to see how they lived back then and how the spaces were utilized. Very cool. more »
I feel like this was a hidden gem. We enjoyed the Chateau and the grounds partly because it is not overwhelming and not crowded. There is great history and the staff seem very passionate and love to s... more »
The Chateau Malmaison of Napoleon & Josephine is a very attractive home with lovely artworks and furniture. It is also much less crowded than a venue like Versailles which makes touring it very relaxi... more »
Beautiful gardens, the château was beautiful as well. Gardens was what caught my eye, though.
Surprisingly beautiful little chateaux and grounds.no crowds
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.
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Lovely little mansion with grounds.
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