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Chateau de Malmaison

Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 57
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2 weeks ago
“Beautiful estate with great staff. Close to versailles with no crowds!”
2 weeks ago
“Lovely Home”
Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 57
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel like this was a hidden gem. We enjoyed the Chateau and the grounds partly because it is not overwhelming and not crowded. There is great history and the staff seem very passionate and love to share tips and knowledge with you. It was...More

Thank Vacatime23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chateau Malmaison of Napoleon & Josephine is a very attractive home with lovely artworks and furniture. It is also much less crowded than a venue like Versailles which makes touring it very relaxing and enjoyable. Definitely worth the time and cost of a tour.

Thank jlstuht
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Malmaison is a well preserved Chateau purchased by Empress Josephine in 1799. Although originally encompassing thousands of acres it now is probably less than one hundred, The home has many, many beautiful possessions of Napoleon and Josephine, tapestry, furniture, sculptures, paintings, dishes, etc. I enjoyed...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Malmaison during a recent cruise on the Seine. The house is well-preserved although most of the furnishings aren't original but came from other houses owned by Napoleon. With our guide ( provided by the cruise company) we got a good insight into the...More

1  Thank boaterlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chateau is beautifully laid out with furnished rooms and lots of paintings.We had a very knowledgeable guide who brought the history of the place to life, and presented in an interesting way. I would recommend a visit, but don't expect beautifully laid out formal...More

1  Thank music9di
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I visited here 9 years ago and called this site a national disgrace. That is all changed now. everything, including the rose gardens, have been refurbished. If you enjoy Napoleon and history, this is a must do.

1  Thank Peripatetic_Engineer
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's a little out of the centre of Paris, but make the effort if you're interested in decorative art, paintwork, colour and style. This is where Napoleon and Josephine lived and the series of rooms are a total delight.

Thank Chishawasha
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I visited Malmaison primarily to see the exhibition of Josephine's wardrobe, which was a small exhibit at the end of the tour of the château. The recorded tour was a bit dry, and I was disappointed that much was not original (furniture brought from the...More

Thank pmr2
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Visited the Chateau on our last day prior to leaving France. we were on the Paris to Normandy Viking River Cruise. We visited in November 2016 so this was a tour we got in lieu of visiting gardens that weren't in bloom at this time....More

Thank edmsgt
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The chateau is set in gardens and woods which are great to explore on a hot summers day and rest in the shade of the trees. Unfortunatelt they were busy building things so not everything was available. Architecture of the house was very interesting.

Thank BlueGuru5000
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John R
How do I get there from Montparnasse and how long will it take?
19 April 2017|
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Response from Peripatetic_Engineer | Reviewed this property |
Go to La Defense. Walk to the opposite end of the station to the bus station. Take bus 258 out to Malmaison and then it's about a .25 mile walk to the chateau. It will take you over 1 hour to get there.
Can you tell me how to get to Chateau de Malmaison from Vernon using public transportation? Thanks!
19 February 2016|
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I can go to either Versailles or Chateau de Malmaison. I think I would prefer Chateau de Malmaison, am I wrong to make that choice?
17 February 2016|
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Response from Ian G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Malmaison is a great place to visit and very much quieter than Versailles. Why not go to both!!