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Avenue du chateau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 57
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

1  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 26 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 16 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 16 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
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this beautiful château and found its history and the objects contained within excellent. The gardens are also worth wandering around.

2  Thank Dalesman_Abroad
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the garden monday 25 june. Sorry to say but all the eldery varieties were passed flowering. To say the least. We were disappointed, as we had read the reviews. We have seen better rose gardens in the environment of rouen. Public city garden,...More

Thank jpm a
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

I Had been reading Josephine Bonaparte’s life story so decided to visit her property while hubby & I were in Paris. We took the RER train from Paris to Rueil- Maison. It was a lovely sunny day so we walked to the Chateau ( about...More

1  Thank AustraliaDiane
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The Chateau of Malmaison was Josephine and Napoleon’s “Weekend Home”. It is stil, of course, very richly decorated and elegant. It is beautifully maintained. Much of the original furniture has been recovered, and there are many portraits of the Bonaparte family. The gardens are pretty...More

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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
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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Response from ETHKino | Reviewed this property |
Call a local guide .....Google it on line.