The Châteaux de Malmaison, also known as the Palace of Malmaison, takes its name from the Normans who once invaded France.

Built in the 18th century the Palace of Malmaison had been owned by rich families for centuries, but during the French Revolution, they were forced to sell it to Joséphine Bonaparte, wife of Napoléon.

She purchased this exquisite home for the equivilant of about 45,000 euros, which was considered to be a small fortune at that time. When Napoloan returned from Egypt, he took ownership of the palace and decorated it with the new imperial style.

It was later purchased by the Queen of Spain and then eventually sold back to Napoléan III, who restored the home to its orginal splendour. In 1906, the castle was turned into a museum dedicated to the lives of Napoléon and Joséphine.

Make the most of your Paris Pass:

Please note: Reservations are required during weekends and can be made by email : reservation.malmaison@culture.gouv.fr

The opening and closure times may change. For updated timings, please check the official attraction page.

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The only way to see Paris The Paris Pass allows you to hop on hop off an open top (fact-filled) tour bus, offers entry into many of the beautiful museums, galleries and attractions Paris has to offer and allows you to travel on the Metro. All in one little pack. It was useful to have everything in one pack, with a useful little pocket book filled with maps and information on Paris and the attractions - this was something that rarely left our hands! For the things that we did we using this pass definitely got value for money. We would highly recommend!!
Alexis Donaghue from United Kingdom

Made Paris fun and easy to navigate!! With only 4 days to spend in Paris, the Paris Pass was awesome. It really cut down on wasted time trying to navigate from one experience to the next. I think we were able to see much more with the Paris Pass. The Hop On Hop Off bus is a terrific idea as well.
Tami Jones from United States

Calendar Reservation required

To book your spot, visit their website, select the date and time you wish to visit and then follow booking instructions. Your e-ticket will need to be shown for entry to the attraction.

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1st April - 30th September:
Monday 10.00-17.45
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.00-17.45
Thursday 10.00-17.45
Friday 10.00-17.45
Saturday 10.00-17.45
Sunday 10.00-17.45
1st October to 31st March:
Monday 10.00-17.15
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.00-17.15
Thursday 10.00-17.15
Friday 10.00-17.15
Saturday 10.00-17.15
Sunday 10.00-17.15

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Address:

1, avenue du Château, Rueil-Malmaison, 92 500

Telephone:

+33 (0)1 41 29 05 57

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