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Address: Bois-Preau, Paris, France
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Unique peek into a slice of history.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2014
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Perth, Australia
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Whistler, Canada
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425 reviews 425 reviews
127 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Warrnambool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

So glad to have been advised to visit Malmaison. It is quite a distance by foot from the village (great little bakery there) and a little difficult to find. However, there is a little 'road train' that takes passengers to and from the Chateau and we were very happy to travel back that way. It is a lovely home -... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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270 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

WOW, seems not many reviews of this seemingly hidden gem that takes you back in time to the glorious years of splendour and happiness of Napoleon & Josephine. It is small compared to the other palaces we visited, it is very intimate, has the feel of an actual "home", very lovingly thought out and decorated by the empress Josephine. Many... More 

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