Today Malmaison is a museum-castle. It was once the private residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Empress Josephine.
Josephine acquired it in 1799. She turned it into an elegant and refined residence, the private residence of the couple. Malmaison became over the years a place where many political decisions were made. Josephine settled there permanently after her divorce and died there in 1814.
THE VISIT OF THE CASTLE OF MALMAISON AND THE GARDEN
- This castle is a castle-museum. It was the wish of Napoleon III, grandson of Empress Josephine
- The visit of the castle of Malmaison will allow you to discover several decorated rooms of marble, gilding, and mosaics.
- A rich collection of works dating from the beginning of the reign of Napoleon I is presented to the public: furniture, tables, porcelains, weapons... from the Napoleonic era.
- Several rooms of the time have been reconstructed: the mahogany wood library of Napoleon or the oval room where Josephine died in 1814.
- The gardens of Malmaison The empress Josephine loved roses, especially fragrant ones (her name was rose) and the rose garden has more than 150 varieties of roses
- The black swans are back at Malmaison since 2017, just like in the days of Josephine
- An audioguide for children is available in French and English (price: 2 ?)
- Visits are organized for families on weekends and at Christmas
MALMAISON'S LECTURE TOURS
- All year round, tours are organized with a guide.
- Several themes are proposed. Some examples of scheduled conferences: "Discover Malmaison", "The extraordinary destiny of General Bonaparte", "A day with Josephine"