Musée des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau

 

in short

Malmaison became a museum in 1906, followed by Bois-Préau in 1958, and both are devoted to Napoleonic history.
Parc du château de Malmaison : vue du château
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Musée des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau

in detail

Although the name of Malmaison goes back to the thirteenth century, the château that bears the name today is more recent: the main building dates from the seventeenth century and the two wings flanking the courtyard, from the eighteenth.

Bought by Josephine Bonaparte in 1799, it was the home of the First Consul and his wife and the seat of the French government, along with the Tuileries, from 1800 to 1802. After her divorce from the Emperor, Josephine retired to Malmaison and, in 1810, bought the neighbouring château of Bois-Préau. Malmaison became a museum in 1906, followed by Bois-Préau in 1958, and both are devoted to Napoleonic history.
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Visitor entrance

Musée des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau
avenue du Château
92500 Rueil-Malmaison
France
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 17:45
Mon
10:00 - 17:15
Tue
-
Wed
10:00 - 17:15
Thu
10:00 - 17:15
Fri
10:00 - 17:15
Sat
10:00 - 17:45
Lunchbreak from 12.30 - 13.30

Oct - March:
Mo-Fr 10 - 17.15,
Sat/Sun until 17.45

April - Sept.:
Mo-Fr 10 - 17.45,
Sat/Sun until 18.15

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