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Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 57
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see if you have been to Paris several times. But note that it might be difficult to find a place to eat nearby - at least on a Monday in July. However, a picnic in the park could be recommended.

Thank Dorete C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being Napoleon and Josephine' house ( until he dumped her), surprisingly modest house in size, quality and furnishings. Nothing special. A little mini-museum upstairs was more interesting for its history, but not worth a tourist's limited and extremely valuable time. There are a large...More

1  Thank JJJC_Family
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We visited this chateau with another couple. Very interesting history. The gardens and small carriage museum are worth visiting as well. A nice option in addition to or instead of super crowded Versailles.

Thank SBHgirl
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This place is just a honey . A small but VERY impressive house with charming garden areas and a very good audio guide. I loved it. I had read that it was a bit run down and the rose gardens were not impressive but we...More

1  Thank 529grahamr
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited this beautiful château and found its history and the objects contained within excellent. The gardens are also worth wandering around.

2  Thank Dalesman_Abroad
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited the garden monday 25 june. Sorry to say but all the eldery varieties were passed flowering. To say the least. We were disappointed, as we had read the reviews. We have seen better rose gardens in the environment of rouen. Public city garden,...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

I Had been reading Josephine Bonaparte’s life story so decided to visit her property while hubby & I were in Paris. We took the RER train from Paris to Rueil- Maison. It was a lovely sunny day so we walked to the Chateau ( about...More

1  Thank AustraliaDiane
Reviewed May 28, 2018

The Chateau of Malmaison was Josephine and Napoleon’s “Weekend Home”. It is stil, of course, very richly decorated and elegant. It is beautifully maintained. Much of the original furniture has been recovered, and there are many portraits of the Bonaparte family. The gardens are pretty...More

4  Thank Piatravelgal
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Malmaison does not gave the grandeur and pretense of Versailles, but neither does it have the crowds of swarming people. Located about 9 miles west of central Paris it was easily accessible by cab (approx.. 30 euros for 3 persons). This was the home of...More

2  Thank pavlovich123
Reviewed May 11, 2018

This castle is really outstanding not only for the excellent forniture of epoque empire related to the wife of Napolen, Josephine, but also for the collection of the last belongings of Napoleon when he was in Saint Helene. It is highly recommended to visit it...More

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December 28, 2017|
Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
As I recall there is no cafe - the Chateau is too small to warrant a cafe on the premises. If you look at a map of the area, about a mile away is the town center for Ruell-Malmaison and there seems to be a number of... More
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
I visited on a cold rainy day in December , It was easy and pleasant to get around the house as there were few other people there . Good if you like to study the house contents in detail . But much too cold and wet to enjoy... More
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April 19, 2017|
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Response from ETHKino | Reviewed this property |
Call a local guide .....Google it on line.