Chateau de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison

#1 of 14 in Historic Sites in Hauts-de-Seine
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." Arrange to visit Chateau de Malmaison and other attractions in Rueil-Malmaison using our Rueil-Malmaison trip itinerary planner .
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  • We toured Chateau de Malmaison, Napoleon and Josephine's Paris home after his Egyptian campaign, as part of a Viking River Cruise Paris city-tour option. What a delight. The architecture, the art, the...  more »
  • visit in January, in the rain and in the cold; only the garden could be more "busy", little information on the plants just a few names and nothing else, € 2 per person, Garden walk nice but sterile! We have not done inside, we will return in the summer!
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  • Superb castle with interesting lectures made by professionals of the historical monuments on a variety of topics. Each time more is learned about the Empire and the Bonapartes. The furniture is
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  • Interesting insight into lives of Josephine and Napoleon. Beautifully restored rooms. 30 - 40 minutes is enough to tour the chateau. Takes longer to get there from central Paris than to visit the chateau, but the trip allows one to get a glimpse of suburban Paris.
  • Historically very important. The interior has amazing pieces, but the exterior could have some restoration. The gardens are not so beautiful as I thought it would be.
  • I like the atmosphere of this house... The gardens are gorgeous and the legendary napoleon worked here
  • Beautiful place but you should pay 1,5 euros to go into de garden and 6 euros to go into the château.
  • Beautiful gardens, the château was beautiful as well. Gardens was what caught my eye, though.
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