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Chateau de Malmaison

Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 57
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“audio guide” (19 reviews)
“rose garden” (18 reviews)
“central paris” (8 reviews)
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Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
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+33 1 41 29 05 57
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"audio guide"
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"rose garden"
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"central paris"
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"interesting place"
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"empire style"
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"small castle"
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We visit this area quite often but hadn't visited this modestly-sized chateau before. I'm not usually enraptured by museums but this one was full of fascinating artefacts and information, all centred around Josephine and Napoleon Bonapart. I hadn't realised just how important she was in...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

It was nice to see a small park and the historic mansion in Empire style, full of souvenirs of Napoleon and of cause Josephine, who lived there and died there.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

The chateau de Malmaison is the former home of Napoleon and Josephine. It can be reached by bus 258 from La Défense. It is a relatively small castle, but decorated with original belongings of Napoleon and Josephine. There are also beautiful and well-known paitings (portraits)...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We toured Chateau de Malmaison, Napoleon and Josephine's Paris home after his Egyptian campaign, as part of a Viking River Cruise Paris city-tour option. What a delight. The architecture, the art, the grounds and the docent-led discussions were more than we could have hoped for;...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We had to visit. My son mad on everything Napoleon. It's a bit of a way out to it from central Paris on train and bus but we are glad we made the effort. I would however lower ones expectation a little as when you...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a modest country house surrounded by large gardens and parklands . It is beautiful on the outside and inside the rooms are lavishly but tastefully decorated with furniture of the early 1800s . The wallpaper and ceilings are in pastel colours giving the...More

1  Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

If you are really interested in the history of Napoleon then you must visit this beautiful chateau ( now a museum ) which once belonged to Josephine. It was even better than expected. We caught a Uber there and back for around 45 euros( return)...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We visited by bus 258 from La Defense metro stop but it had parking if you drove. It cost 6 Euros 50 per Adult including audio guide in English. It was very quiet so we were able to wander round at our own pace. There...More

2  Thank Nigel B
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

This château belonging to Josephine, the wife of Napoleon is beautiful and in a peaceful setting. There are not so many tourists here and the gardens are beautiful as she likes them in the flower season.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

After the opulence of Versailles and other royal palaces, it's good to cleanse the palate by visiting a smaller, more intimate residence. Napoleon's and Josephine's residence in Rueil-Malmaison is a quaint affair. The chateau is quite humble in comparison with other royal abodes, but it's...More

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dranke
29 December 2017|
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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
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dranke
28 December 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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John R
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Response from ETHKino | Reviewed this property |
Call a local guide .....Google it on line.
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