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I didn't find it quite as easy to get there as I'd imagined so I'll give a few , hopefully, useful tips. When you get to La Defence metro station it is ENORMOUS. Find Sortie F and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I didn't find it quite as easy to get there as I'd imagined so I'll give a few , hopefully, useful tips. When you get to La Defence metro station it is ENORMOUS. Find Sortie F and don't go round the houses like me! You will find yourself still underground and all the bus numbers are signposted. You want 258.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Malmaison is off the beaten track, so you have to make an effort to get there. If you only have a short amount of time in Paris, I wouldn't allocate the time to see it. If you have been to Paris several times or have more than a week there, it is worth getting out to see where Josephine lived... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you are a real Napoleon and Josephine admirer you may consider this a worthwhile excursion. There are portraits, furniture supposedly actually used or commissioned by them, and a family tree showing how various European monarchs are descended from Josephine. However, as a stately home or garden, it is in my view pretty mediocre. The chateau is a standard design,... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fantastic place to spend one afternoon. Castle is small, but really interesting, different then the rest of the castle in ile de France. The best part of it is garden - with a most beautiful roses that you will ever see ! 200 differ spices - amazing ! We made a picnic in the park, and spent all afternoon enjoying... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Getting off the bus and walking to the entrance to the Chateau Malmaison was a lovely experience...strolling down the approach to the Chateau one could only imagine the carriages that brought royalty many years ago and the dresses they must have worn!....lovely flowers border the sides of the approach to the Chateau and inside... how beautiful....the French really new how... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The stately chateau owned by Empress Josephine (her title was retained even after the divorce in 1810) until her death in 1814, contained well-preserved rooms filled with Napoleonic furniture, countless family portraits in heavy gilt frames, porcelain tableware and numerous objets d`art. Josephine's predilection towards swans can even be seen in a chair with arms carved in swan-necked adornment.Several of... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you have time, this lilttle trip out of Paris is really worth while. It takes about an hour to get there, depending from where in Paris you are. Just take the RER or Metro to La Defense and then bus 258 to 'La Chateau' - easy. If you are at all historically interested, you will enjoy this place. As... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Rueil Malmaison in the Haute de Seine is a suburb approx 8 miles from the centre of Paris. This pretty town has fine buildings with many strong links to the history of France. There are hotels, bars, french and foreign restaurants, as well as small shops and a typical french marche. The origin of the name Rueil or Roialum (relating... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We saw this on Monty Don's french garden series and the gardens would be great in Spring and Autumn. Make sure you catch the bus from the basement of the La Defensa station as it is too far to walk. The rooms are well fitted out and the size of the attraction makes it easy to see in half a... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Not far from Paris, Josephine's and Napoleon's private residence is worth a trip if you have already been to a lot of the famous Paris sights, if you are interested in "Empire" period furniture, or in Napoleon. I went with a guided tour--which made the trip convenient, though our guide was not as well informed as I would have liked.... More 

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