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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 1 week ago via mobile

The chateau de Malmaison is the former home of Napoleon and Josephine. It can be reached by bus 258 from La Défense. It is a relatively small castle, but decorated with original belongings of Napoleon and Josephine. There are also beautiful and well-known paitings (portraits)...More

Thank 900victord
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 grounds and the docent-led discussions were more than we could have hoped for;...More

Thank colorado71
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We had to visit. My son mad on everything Napoleon. It's a bit of a way out to it from central Paris on train and bus but we are glad we made the effort. I would however lower ones expectation a little as when you...More

1  Thank SteveAussie
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a modest country house surrounded by large gardens and parklands . It is beautiful on the outside and inside the rooms are lavishly but tastefully decorated with furniture of the early 1800s . The wallpaper and ceilings are in pastel colours giving the...More

1  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 30 December 2017

If you are really interested in the history of Napoleon then you must visit this beautiful chateau ( now a museum ) which once belonged to Josephine. It was even better than expected. We caught a Uber there and back for around 45 euros( return)...More

Thank zitaaussiemum
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We visited by bus 258 from La Defense metro stop but it had parking if you drove. It cost 6 Euros 50 per Adult including audio guide in English. It was very quiet so we were able to wander round at our own pace. There...More

1  Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This château belonging to Josephine, the wife of Napoleon is beautiful and in a peaceful setting. There are not so many tourists here and the gardens are beautiful as she likes them in the flower season.

Thank ETHKino
Reviewed 19 November 2017

After the opulence of Versailles and other royal palaces, it's good to cleanse the palate by visiting a smaller, more intimate residence. Napoleon's and Josephine's residence in Rueil-Malmaison is a quaint affair. The chateau is quite humble in comparison with other royal abodes, but it's...More

1  Thank SunnyAndBeautiful
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Viking River Cruises arranged for us to tour Malmaison on a day that they are closed to the public. Wow, what a nice treat to be the only visitors to this Chateau. The mansion is quite lovely with all of furnishings and paintings. The grounds...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The house and domaine are smaller than one might expect for the wife of Napoleon, but that's part of the charm. It's a quick and easily accessible ride outside of Paris that doesn't require more than a two hour investment including travel. It makes for...More

2  Thank Magd3576
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29 December 2017|
Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
As I recall there is no cafe - the Chateau is too small to warrant a cafe on the premises. If you look at a map of the area, about a mile away is the town center for Ruell-Malmaison and there seems to be a number of... More
28 December 2017|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
I visited on a cold rainy day in December , It was easy and pleasant to get around the house as there were few other people there . Good if you like to study the house contents in detail . But much too cold and wet to enjoy... More
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19 April 2017|
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Response from ETHKino | Reviewed this property |
Call a local guide .....Google it on line.