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Address: Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
Phone Number: 0141290557
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This was a fabulous chateau surrounded by lovely local villages ... be sure to stop into a local boulangerie for a bite to eat. After her divorce from Napoléon, Joséphine received... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan G
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fabulous chateau surrounded by lovely local villages ... be sure to stop into a local boulangerie for a bite to eat. After her divorce from Napoléon, Joséphine received Malmaison as part of the settlement, and remained there until her death in 1814. The chateau is filled with beautiful art and treasures and is decorated with great attention... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful mansion and gardens full of atmosphere and history relating Josephine de Beauharnais (one of Napoleon's wife) life and story.

Thank Sophie R
Brisbane, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chateau de Malmaison is a bit of a hike from central Paris and is not really worth it unless you are a major Napoleon fan. It is only a small building and only half of the rooms are in their original condition. Josephine's bedroom and the Emperor's library are the most memorable. The rest of the rooms house portraits,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank IanRR255060
Savannah, Georgia
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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 

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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 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 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
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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 

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