Château de Malmaison


The imperial home of a famous couple !

Built between 1800 and 1802 by architects Percier and Fontaine from an
old 17th century house, the Château de Malmaison, acquired in 1799 by
Josephine Bonaparte who was looking for a land around Paris, is a unique
example for its Consular style furniture. The Château de Malmaison was
occupied under the Consulate by the imperial couple.
From 1800 to 1802, with the Tuileries in Paris, it was thus the seat of the French government. It was the scene of many working meetings, official and private receptions, concerts, balls, lunches and field games.
Josephine had her famous rose-garden planted on the estate and she also had a Temple of Love built nearby. After her divorce in 1809, Josephine continued to live in this house, so steeped in her personality. On the first floor you can still see the room where she died on 29 May 1814.

General information

Entrée gratuite pour toute personne munie de sa carte d’invalidité ainsi que pour son accompagnateur.
Hearing disabilityMental disabilityVisual disabilityAccessible for wheelchairs with assistanceWC + grab handle + adequate space to moveSite, building partially accessibleReception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
GroupsHome school groups


From 01/04 to 30/09.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/10 to 31/03.
Closed on Tuesday.


Full price: 2 €
Reduced price: 5 €
Adult: from 6.50 €.

Free entry for children < 26 years, disabled people and accompanying persons.

Before coming to the castle, remember to book your time slot.


Unguided individual tours available permanently Guided individual tours on request
Guided group tours on request


  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Exposition permanente

Contact details

Château de Malmaison
Avenue du Château de Malmaison
92500 Rueil-Malmaison