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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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fascinating diversion

The chateau houses a well-curated collection that gives a real sense of life for Josephine. An interesting audio guide is offered for free as part of admission. If the weather is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The chateau houses a well-curated collection that gives a real sense of life for Josephine. An interesting audio guide is offered for free as part of admission. If the weather is fine, it is a pleasant 30min walk from Rueil-Malmaison RER station.

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This house was purchased for Marie Antoinette with money from the government and eventually became her residence until death. In the interim Napoleon used the house as a place to meet with his military leaders, heads of government, and foreign officials right up to his final exile. The house has been restored and accentuates some modifications done by Napoleon and... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This had far fewer visitors than Versailles that we visited in the afternoon. The Chateau was a home first although Napoleon conducted a lot of the affairs of state here. It is lovely and obviously a home of the well to do but not reeking with excess like one sees in other palaces around Europe. We very much enjoyed the... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This is especially interesting to those who are interested in Napoleon and especially Josephine. The house has been restored, primarily to the period she lived here in the early 1800s and much of the original furniture has been located and repurchased and is on display. It's not crowded and an audio guide in English is available. It can be a... More 

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cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

josephine's home. restored beautifully. lovely gardens. the audioguide is topnotch, it really brings life to the refined home. she's a resilient lady...

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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Don't take any notice of bad reviews for this chateau, we found it to be one of the best "good feel" attractions we have experienced. Reviews have complained about reaching this chateau - just take the metro line 1 to La Defense, find Sorte F to locate bus 258, make sure you check with the driver because not all 258... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Wonderfull castle, you are in the private house of Josephine and Napoleon, very romantic. You will really understand how the imperor was living, his taste and his hobbies.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Malmaison is a very interesting and historic home. The empire style furnishings are very dramatic and historically fascinating.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We took the metro and train and bus to get here....pretty simple if you look up the buses and trains to get here at their website. A gem of a property....sure not all of the furniture and items inside are original but it still gives you the feel of what it must have been like. Audio tour included and was... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Understandable that Napoleon loved the former Lady de Beauharnais and her home so much, married her and made her to the empress of France. Beautiful gardens and salons. Dreamy bedrooms. All the pictures give the visitors many historical lessons

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