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  • 1 Musée National du Château de Malmaison Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    15 av. du Château F - 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

    The Château de Malmaison, the sumptuous home of Empress Josephine, was sold in 1828 and went from hand to hand. Bequeathed to the State in 1904, it was turned into this museum in 1906 thanks to the generosity of donors and patrons enamoured with the ..

  • 2 Château de Malmaison Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    15 av. du Château F - 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

    Built around 1622, this was Napoleon's favourite castle under the Consulate. It was made up of a central building flanked by two wings (late 18C). Josephine bought it in 1799 and added a conservatory in the shape of a military tent, which she had des..

  • 3 Château de Bois-Préau Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. du Château F - 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

    Bought by the Empress Josephine in 1810, this château was rebuilt in 1855 and bequeathed by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tuck. The relics of Napoleon brought back from St Helena are exhibited here with various other objects contributing to the legend of Napol..

  • 4 Pavilions

    Museums and art

    Avenue du Château-de-la-Malmaison F - 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

    Mr. Osiris was the owner of the Pavillon Osiris, at the entrance to the estate. It is a homage to him, presenting various objets d'art and antiques bought with his own resources. The pavillon des Voitures has a fine collection of imperial carriages.

  • 5 Local History Museum

    Museums and art

    pl. du 11-Nov.-1918 F - 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

    Located in the former town hall, the museum traces the significant periods of the town's history and its former economic activities such as vineyards and laundry. One room is devoted to the two eras which made it famous, the Consulate and Empire peri..

  • 6 The Grounds

    Nature and gardens

    15 av. du Château F - 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

    The grounds, now reduced to 6ha, are home to some rare plant species, a rose garden and the Marengo cedar commemorating the victory of 14 June 1800. Napoleon is known to have used the Pavillon de Travail as his study in summer, as he did the castle l..

  • 7 Forêt de la Malmaison

    Nature and gardens

    chemin de Versailles F - 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

    In this attractive, 200ha forest of oaks and chestnuts is Lake St Cucufa, covered with waterlilies in the summer. Josephine established a «dairy» nearby to provide dairy products for the Château de Malmaison.

  • 8 Church of St Peter and St Paul

    Religious buildings

    pl. de l'Église F - 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

    In this church, with a Renaissance interior restored by Napoleon III, is the white marble tomb of the Empress Josephine and the funeral monument of Queen Hortense. The Florentine organ chest dates from the early 15C.

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