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." Arrange to visit Chateau de Malmaison and other attractions in Rueil-Malmaison using our Rueil-Malmaison trip itinerary planner .
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  • June I visited on the head, but was followed by summer, withered after nothing more, rose is not impressive. But I might be disappointed to go was originally expecting rose to idakete topped with hot or not. I think as a castle gorgeous up there is not. I just want to go as the mother of the modern rose garden of Josephine and personally, is happy!
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  • Beautiful little castle that is worth the detour, beautiful collections, beautiful pieces (expo at the last level on the island of Helen is very nice), is pleasant, lovely staff, luckily we arrived in the first to open, There were just behind us many bus unloading many classes (small and very young children who necessarily were rather loud (normal for less than 5 years old), but 4 groups of about 30 students, it starts to make a lot, so there) had his visit dispatcher in the mess won't be able to enjoy the pieces seen caused clutter (too bad not providing a school special niche as do others...). It is proposed to supplement the visit of the Orangery (€2 more), that I do not recommend, very small, unlike the descriptions of "exhibition on Joséphine" hospitality, it's just pot of Orange huddled on a very small area with a few representations in flat cardboard of the landscape at the time. Is not at all interesting and this kind of thing could be integrated from the outset with the basic ticket, given what is proposed (we do the tour in 2 minutes max, there are a few pheasants huddled in a small cage at the end). Free parking is just next door.
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  • It is a small but spectacular castle. January people were so crowded is rose season. A bit like outing is recommended.
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  • I loved it there is too much history in this place. About napoleon and josephine his wife. Is too big place so beautiful
  • 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.
  • Very quaint. A bit of a challenge to travel there on public bus, but if you drive then it's worth it. Autumn is perfect to visit.
  • 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
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