Bois Preau, Rueil-Malmaison

Built in the 17th century, Bois Preau once exclusively served Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, and then became a seat of the French government. Nowadays, the chateau houses a museum detailing Napoleon's captivity and death on the island of Saint Helena, the return of his body, and the Napoleonic legend. When you arrive, look for the statue of Josephine followed by busts of Napoleon and a larger-than-life statue of the emperor on his deathbed. Continue on to tour Josephine's private apartments, her collections of paintings, and her personalized gardens. Whether or not you have a particular interest in this period of history, the site makes a lovely area to walk around and explore. Add Bois Preau and other attractions to your Rueil-Malmaison trip itinerary using our Rueil-Malmaison trip itinerary planner.
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  • Nice park with statues between old part of Rueil-Malmaison and Josephine's mansion is well kept english style park. It's nice to walk or to rest  more »
  • We usually come here with family and always spend enjoyable time. Nice and green open space you can spend a whole day here doing outdoor activities.  more »
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  • Beautiful park.... Residential but unfortunately is no longer open 🔓 to walkers... Riders... Trailleurs brief all lovers 🧡 of nature who would just like to cross this pretty Park now closed 🔐 why??? 😡
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