Today Malmaison is a castle-museum. 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 home, the couple's private residence. Over the years, Malmaison became a place where many political decisions were made. Joséphine settled there definitively 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 Malmaison castle 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 pieces of the period have been reconstructed: the mahogany bookcase of Napoleon or the oval room where Josephine died... in 1814.
- The gardens of Malmaison Empress Josephine loved roses, especially scented roses (she called herself a rose) and the rose garden contains more than 150 varieties of roses
- The Black Swans are back in Malmaison. since 2017, just like in Josephine's time.
- An audioguide for children is available in French and English (rate: 2 €)
- Visits are organized for families on weekends and at Christmas
HOME CONFERENCE VISITS
- Throughout the year, there are visits with a tour guide.
- Several themes are proposed. Some examples of scheduled conferences: "Discover Malmaison“, “The extraordinary destiny of General Bonaparte“, “A day with Josephine“