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Chateau de Malmaison

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Address: Avenue du chateau, 92 500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
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A key stone of emperor napoleons story

Malmaison represented the interesting relationship between napoleon and Josephine. The Chateau has an intriguing history that precedes its imperial heritage Dating back to Norman... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Post revolutionary France and how it's leaders lived there lives from Napoleon I to Napoleon III is not always well understood. A visit to Malmaison helps build perspective. By no means a grand palace, this relatively "simple" chateau is a beautiful and well worthwhile place for a visit. You can feel the presence of both Napoleon and Josephine..enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

You can still get a feel for the type of person Napoleon was whilst strolling through the park and Chateau. The castle has changed little with time, and plaudits should go to his wife, for the extensive works conducted at Malmaison . Some of the furniture came from other chateaux belonging to Napoleon with the library maintained in its original... More 

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

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