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Chateau de Malmaison

Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 57
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Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 57
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the suburbs of Paris, Malmaison is the small chateau and estate Napoleon bought for his mistress and wife, Josephine. While he was married to her, he maintained his own apartment here, and used it as a private haven to escape the more formal atmosphere...More

Thank Zakman44
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit and since we arrived a bit late we only walked the garden.....it is as wonderful as my first visit. Great for a family outing even with small children.....

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

a chateau with a story to tell ... napoleon and josephine ... who they were, what they liked, and how they lived. tastefully decorated and almost a humble feel about this place, because we know how much more they could have done to it. love...More

1  Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I recently visited Malmaison and was somewhat underwhelmed. The palace was smaller than I expected and not very interesting. It had the smallest gift shop I have ever seen and the attendants not very attentive.

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great historical Paris chateau to visit if only because it is much more quiet than others around Paris. It also displays wonderfully preserved interiors from Josephine's period as the wife of Napoleon. Even our kids enjoyed it!

Thank TippOz
Reviewed 11 July 2017

if you're a Napoleon fan, don't miss the visit of this charming chateau where Josephine and Napoleon lived, only a few minutes from Paris and Versailles

Thank gdusastre
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Spent nice time with family visiting the castle. There is a beautiful garden outside. Worth to visit and spend few hours there.

Thank GregoryZs
Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you like history (or you're an attorney, or military) this is very interesting. This is really more about Josephine, as she lived here more that he did. But you can learn a lot about Napoleon and what type of person he was. See the...More

Thank Norm G
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We had visited ( at various times ) - Ajaccio in Corsica where Napoleon was born , the Isle of Elba where he was exiled , the Isle of St Helena where he died , and les Invalides in Paris what're he was buried ,...More

3  Thank David J
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a bit off the beaten path but worth the trip if you have seen the major sights of Paris. Beautiful building and gardens. The interior is historic and has some paintings of Napoleon I by David. Unlike other sights, e.g. Versailles, you can...More

Thank Grahamarb
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John R
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Response from Peripatetic_Engineer | Reviewed this property |
Go to La Defense. Walk to the opposite end of the station to the bus station. Take bus 258 out to Malmaison and then it's about a .25 mile walk to the chateau. It will take you over 1 hour to get there.
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!!