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Chateau de Malmaison

Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 57
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6 days ago
“A 'must see' for Napoleonic history enthusiasts”
3 weeks ago
“Beautiful Estate”
Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 57
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Chateau de Malmaison is an easy 25 minute or so bus ride, No. 258, from the transport interchange at La Défense. Get off at the Le Chateau stop, follow the sign across the road, and it’s a short stroll. There are 19 rooms on...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Rhett
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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 share tips and knowledge with you. It was...More

Thank Vacatime23
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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 relaxing and enjoyable. Definitely worth the time and cost of a tour.

Thank jlstuht
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Malmaison is a well preserved Chateau purchased by Empress Josephine in 1799. Although originally encompassing thousands of acres it now is probably less than one hundred, The home has many, many beautiful possessions of Napoleon and Josephine, tapestry, furniture, sculptures, paintings, dishes, etc. I enjoyed...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Malmaison during a recent cruise on the Seine. The house is well-preserved although most of the furnishings aren't original but came from other houses owned by Napoleon. With our guide ( provided by the cruise company) we got a good insight into the...More

1  Thank boaterlady
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The chateau is beautifully laid out with furnished rooms and lots of paintings.We had a very knowledgeable guide who brought the history of the place to life, and presented in an interesting way. I would recommend a visit, but don't expect beautifully laid out formal...More

1  Thank music9di
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I visited here 9 years ago and called this site a national disgrace. That is all changed now. everything, including the rose gardens, have been refurbished. If you enjoy Napoleon and history, this is a must do.

2  Thank Peripatetic_Engineer
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's a little out of the centre of Paris, but make the effort if you're interested in decorative art, paintwork, colour and style. This is where Napoleon and Josephine lived and the series of rooms are a total delight.

Thank Chishawasha
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I visited Malmaison primarily to see the exhibition of Josephine's wardrobe, which was a small exhibit at the end of the tour of the château. The recorded tour was a bit dry, and I was disappointed that much was not original (furniture brought from the...More

Thank pmr2
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John R
How do I get there from Montparnasse and how long will it take?
19 April 2017|
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Response from atlfoodie2016 | Reviewed this property |
Go to La Defense and walk to the other end of the station toward the bus station. Take bus 258 out to Malmaison. Then you will have a short walk to the chateau. Estimating a littler over an hour to get there.
I can go to either Versailles or Chateau de Malmaison. I think I would prefer Chateau de Malmaison, am I wrong to make that choice?
17 February 2016|
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Response from Ian G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Malmaison is a great place to visit and very much quieter than Versailles. Why not go to both!!