The Chateau de Malmaison is already mentioned in the 14th century and has always belonged to rich families. But the most famous residents are undoubtedly Napoleon and Josephine.
Josephine was a widow of 32 years when she met Napoleon Bonaparte, a Corsican General, 6 years younger than she was. He fell like a rock for her and they got married in March 1796.
When Napoleon was away on Campaign to Egypt, his wife bought a small castle with surrounding estate just outside of Paris: Château de Malmaison.
Full rate: 6,50 €
Park only: 1,50
Free admission for all on the 1st Sunday of the month
Malmaison Museum is open every day except Tuesday.
Closed on 25 december and 1 January.
From 1 October-31 March
Week days 10: 00-12: 30 and 13: 30-17: 15
Saturday and Sunday 10: 00-00: 30 and 13: 30-05: 45
the park is open 10: 00-18: 00
From 1 april-30 september
Week days 10: 00-12: 30 and 13: 30-05: 45
Saturday and Sunday 10: 00-00: 30 and 13: 30-06: 15
the park is open 10: 00-18: 30
Château de Malmaison is located in the city of Rueil-Malmaison about 12 km from Paris.
Avenue du Château de Malmaison,
www.chateau-malmaison.fr (in french only...)
RER: Line A to station "Grande Arche de la Défense" and then take bus n°258; get of at the "Le Château" stop.