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Address: Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
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Interesting building, shame about the gardens

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... read more

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week 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 connection with Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Joséphine. You see a good selection of rooms,... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 gardens

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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340 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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187 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 Tuilleries, rooms enlarged, etc.). Part of the building was under renovation, as was a portion... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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. Beautiful structure, many artifacts, some original, some just period. all rooms were magnificent and had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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.

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Gorinchem, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited the Chateau de Malmaison where Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine de Beauharnais lived. There was an exhibition of Josephines dresses: not just the gala but including underwear.

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Duluth, Georgia
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We walked from the Paris Hippodrome Hotel where we staying to the Chateau de Malmaison upon our arrival to France with our teenaged daughter and son at the recommendation of the hotel staff. Fabulous hotel, by the way! While I must say the walk was longer than described in the hot July sun, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Josephine's... More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Having visited Josephine's birth place at Trois Ilets on the island of Martinique in the Caribbean it was nice to see the house at Malmaison. If you come by car the first car park you have to pay but go on a little bit and there is a parking place for "visiteurs "which is free. The house is quite small... More 

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