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Chateau de Malmaison

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Address: Avenue du chateau, 92 500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
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To little places to sit and enjoy.

Very interesting place with numero's historic details. We took the audit guide and it worked well. Outside the the Garden was beautiful even now when the rosés are not blooming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place with numero's historic details. We took the audit guide and it worked well. Outside the the Garden was beautiful even now when the rosés are not blooming anymore. It is a pity there are so little benches, inside the chateau and outside in the gardens.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

La Malmaison is a quite simple casttle, not so royal or imperial, but decorated with such elegance and delicacy. You can really feel the spirit of Empress Josephine in all the rooms. The garden is quiet, nothing like the millions of tourists in Versailles, and you can definitely feel how was life at the rime of Napoleon and Josephine. I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Malmaison represented the interesting relationship between napoleon and Josephine. The Chateau has an intriguing history that precedes its imperial heritage Dating back to Norman France. This is such a beautiful place to be and a certain must for any napoleon fan. To get there take the metro to la defence and then take the 258 bus to la chateau ecole... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Rich Parisians have always had week-end "country" getaway homes. Josephine Bonaparte's Chateau de Malmaison only about 30 minutes by RER and bus from Paris and well worth the trip and the modest 8.50 Euros ($10 USD) entry with free audio guide (available in English). The use of the house as the French government headquarters from 1800-1802, and Josephine's love of... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Anyone who is a fan of Napoleon must visit this chateau. It is an easy side trip from Paris. They have an excellent special exhibit in summer 2015 about Napoleon's final days at Malmaison after his defeat at Waterloo.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I've been living in Rueil Malmaison for 10 years and if you're looking for a historic chateau to visit, consider this one. It's Napoleon and Josephine's chateau, it's small and usually empty and a real joy to visit. Contrary to Versailles which is overrun with tourists. Getting there: from La Defense, take bus #258 (direction St. Germain en Laye) getting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

While General Bonaparte was in Egypt, Josephine bought this 150 acre property 15 ks from Paris. Her husband was not happy. The house was run-down and the price was far too high. But, once Emperor, money was not a problem. So they turned it into their 'week-ender' - and it was somewhat like what we can view today. When divorced,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Found this visit fascinating as I don't know much about this period of history. The chateau has been well maintained (and in some cases refurbished) and is an interesting insight into their lives together. The chateau is crammed full of furniture and paintings. You can also wander freely in the grounds, although I think that these would be at their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited whilst staying in Versailles and l can't stress enough to catch the bus from the bus station and don't even attempt going on the metro! The bus takes about 35 minutes, drops you at the bottom of the road and you can use your metro ticket. The house is absolutely amazing. Because all the original furniture and personal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The base designed and made by Napoleon and Josephine, well worth a visit to the house and gardens. The house has been refurbished in the style of when it as the centre of the French Empire great pieces on show.

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Address: Avenue du chateau, 92 500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Hauts-de-Seine  >  Rueil-Malmaison

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