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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

As a fan of both straight history and historical fiction and movies, Malmaison offers the chance to really see the private Napoleon and Josephine in the beautifully preserved home that Josephine created expressly to enchant him. So many scenes from their private life took place...More

1  Thank LaurenStefanelli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a guide escort us around this former home of Napoleon and Josephine and it was an excellent tour....

Thank GinnyNM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a couple of hours I highly recommend a visit here. It is very charming and gives a view of how Napoleon Bonaparte lived. It is a way of making history come alive and make historical people become real.

Thank Rusty H
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This marvelous chateau is a delight to visit. It has 3 floors of history- restored and renovated in 2010- it has the following rooms: the tent room, the hall, the billiard room, the gilded room, the dining room, the music room, the council chamber, the...More

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Malmaison is smallish for a Chateau. The visit is self guided. Some English captions. We thought it looked a bit run down. 6.50 Euros. Free parking.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This was an excursion included in our AMA Waterways River Cruise from Paris to Normandy. This was my first trip to France; and I am not an experienced European traveler. That being said, I found this to be delightful. Josephine was quite a woman! We...More

2  Thank F5315TOpatricial
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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 25 July 2018

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

2  Thank JJJC_Family
Reviewed 15 July 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 15 July 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
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29 December 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
27 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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Response from ETHKino | Reviewed this property |
Call a local guide .....Google it on line.