Château de Malmaison

Type: Architecture, Attractions, Cultural Venues, Gardens, Tours and Excursions

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Château de Malmaison was purchased by Joséphine in 1799. It served as the seat of the French government (along with the Tuileries) from 1800-1802. After her divorce in 1809, she settled in...  Read More


  • Tours and Excursions: "There are no on-site dining options. So pack a lunch that you can enjoy out in the gardens, weather permitting. In the château itself, don't miss the lavish red and gilt room containing the bed, in the shape of a tent, designed by Jacob Desmalter, in which the Empress died."
  • Best for Tours and Excursions Because: This is where Joséphine lived with her Napoléon, the Emperor of France, and where she died.

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