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Heritage guide

Heritage guide

Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine spent several happy years in the Château de Malmaison and Josephine is entombed in the Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul church, thus they have left their indelible mark on the town and consequently Rueil-Malmaison is truly an imperial town with a rich past.

But the end of the 19th century also left Rueil other historical tributes.   It was the time of open air cafés, boating on the Seine and the arrival of famous painters such as Renoir, Manet or Monet, who immortalised this landscape on their canvases, from then on making our river banks the entry point to Impressionist Country.

Today, the 650 hectare (=1,600 acres) Urban Nature Park enables visitors to discover outstanding natural scenery, over nearly 10 kilometres, from the Malmaison national forest down to the banks of the Seine, far from all city bustle.

Groups guide 2017

Groups guide 2017

Located just a few kilometres from Paris, Rueil-Malmaison, an Imperial town, has the advantage of an exceptional heritage, marked by the presence of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

In the company of our professional guides, go exploring in Rueil-Malmaison:  open the doors of History with guided tours of the Château de Malmaison, also known as “The Malmaison” and the town which has managed to retain its village-like atmosphere.

Come and experience a real change of scenery with a trip through the Malmaison National Forest or the Urban Nature Park without forgetting the banks of the Seine, an invitation to a cruise, at the entrance to Impressionist Country.

Staff at Rueil-Malmaison’s Tourist Office can advise you and with their expert knowledge of the town organise your circuit. For more information or to request the Group brochure, please contact us at +33 1 47 32 35 75 or email us.