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Address: Avenue du chateau, 92 500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
Phone Number: 0141290557
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Not tonight Josephine

Delightful glimpse of the domestic life of Empress Joséphine, and for a brief time, Emperor Napoleon. It was here that the cad deserted her in favour of another, more fertile... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delightful glimpse of the domestic life of Empress Joséphine, and for a brief time, Emperor Napoleon. It was here that the cad deserted her in favour of another, more fertile, model. For some reason I kept wondering about that famous mythical line of his as I wandered the rooms. Enough English language in the signage to know what you are... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Unfortunately, the front of the chateau was under rehabilitation construction. Plus, Malmaison is 20 miles outside the city. Thanks to Uber, it was only about $30 each way. Fascinating to see the rooms in which Napoleon and Josephine lived, especially Napoleon's first floor office and desk and their bedrooms. Many Beauharnais and Bonaparte family portraits. It took us a few... More 

1 Thank Cheryl L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Malmaison was the home of Buonaparte's first wife, Marie-Josephe-Rose Tascher-de-la-Pagerie de Beauharnais, better known as the Empress Josephine. The chateau preserves much of the interior as it was at the time, together with many souvenirs of Josephine and her husband. There is a small park, including an evocative rose garden - Josephine was very interested in botany and the garden... More 

4 Thank doublehlondon
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a beautiful house in the western suburbs of Paris full of history and atmosphere BUT it was under renovation at the time of my visit. This meant that a large part of the outside of the building is under canvas and the top floor of the house (usually a museum) is inaccessible. I later discovered that many display... More 

2 Thank Lamu99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a small chateau, but very charming. Beautifully furnished in the Empire style, with many original pieces. Josephine's rose garden is beautiful, as is the rest of the grounds, laid out in the English style. Well worth a visit or a detour.

Thank Diane T
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I was really keen to visit Malmaison, home of Josephine Bonaparte. However getting there was difficult. The 2 metros were no problem but when we went to take the 258 bus from La Defence we were told to take a different bus by the driver which went everywhere and finally was stopped by cars wrongly parked. We got out and... More 

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The trip out on the 258 bus from La Defence drops you opposite the Avenue de Chateau and a short walk leads you to the entrance. I arrived not long before the chateau closed for lunch, but found the half hour or so was sufficient for a quick look at the various Bonaparte rooms. I had been hoping that there... More 

1 Thank Millie024
Massena, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

After reading "Ambition and Desire" by about Josephine I was curious about her garden and her house so I made the trip out by RER A train and 258 Bus to Malmaison. Frankly, I rushed through the house as I had read that her clothing and linens were on display in her bedroom but disappointingly that was not true. The... More 

Thank Betty B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Take the 40 minute ride from the airport. The cost of entry is only 6.5 euro. Tour the gardens on the left first and then take the trail around the entire property. Then tour the castle. The garden will be in full rise blooms in about three to four weeks. There were some early bloomers. They smell heavenly

Thank Gary P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We were part of a tour group that ended up spending part of a morning in the house where Josephine Napoleon lived after the divorce and where Napoleon spent a few days after her death. It's in good shape, and it has her furnishings. A guide is helpful for explaining the significance of the pieces, and a few paintings throughout... More 

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