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Chateau de Malmaison

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Address: Avenue du chateau, 92 500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
Phone Number: 0141290557
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Where Napoleon and Josephine spent time

A beautiful historic estate to get a flavour of how Napoleon and Josephine lived. This tour was a part of our Avalon river cruise and had a very well versed tour guide from Paris... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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London, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A beautiful historic estate to get a flavour of how Napoleon and Josephine lived. This tour was a part of our Avalon river cruise and had a very well versed tour guide from Paris. It is not as popular a tour as many of the others which makes it wonderful

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I loved seeing a BIG HOUSE built by Emress Josephine. The chateau is beautifully restored and contains period pieces except for Josephine's bedroom, which contains her furnishings, including the bed in which she died. The room containing the furnishings used when the documents for the Louisiana Purchase were signed. Being in the same room as Jefferson and Napoleon was awe-inspiring.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

we had a beautiful tour of the proberty & a light lunch on the patio. The Chateau showed a much more realistic view of the lives of royals in the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

we went there by bus, quiet easy to get there by pubic transp, bus was quiteoften! the garden was beautiful and quiet, enjoy the visit, but it would be better if they put the map of the garden on the guide as well. the interior was interesting too. love the visit. would be more beautiful during the rose season, i... More 

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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