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Chateau de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is the first time that we went to the Castle, quite welcoming! Very rich in history of Napoleon and Josephine, what interested us. It's a great curiosity. We have not been disappointed. Besides, follow the homes to visit, not always obvious!
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  • The castle to him does not mine but its interior is a do not miss to have a point of view different on the history to the empire and the lives of Napoleon and Josephine. The entrance is a € 5 with audioguide for the Castle and the Park. There is a version for adults and children of the audio explanations. Currently 3/4 parts are under construction (September 2017).
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  • As Josephine was unable to give Emperor Napoleon an heir, she reluctantly agreed to a divorce in 1809, but a divorce that allowed her to retain her title of Empress and title to Malmaison. Here she re...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Super parc en plein centre ville !
  • Lovely little mansion with grounds.
  • Piaget 750 species of old roaes
  • A must for the Interior of the Castle. Some parts are vintage. Richness of the decorations and ease to immerse themselves in the world of Napoleon I. The gardens deserve a quick (lawn maintenance, lawn leaves a bit to be desired)
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