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The Franco-Swiss Museum

The Franco-Swiss Museum

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About : The Franco-Swiss Museum

The regiment of the Swiss Guards, permanent army corps of soldiers was created in 1616 by Louis XIII. The first Swiss became integrated with the population towards 1646. They will be billeted in private houses until 1754, the date at which Luis XV to built three barracks in Rueil-Malmaison, Courbevoie and Saint-Denis. Listed monument historic, the barracks of Rueil stills exists. A out building of the museum is specially devoted to the Swiss Guards whom are settled since 1999 in one of the gate lodge of the barrack.


Avenue des Gardes Suisses 92500 Rueil-Malmaison France

Phone : 01 47 32 66 50

e-mail :


From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Period: Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring


Free access.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Visit for groups by appointment only.
Rate : 7 €.

Payment method : Cheque, Cash, Credit transfer

Accessibility Disability


Spoken languages : French

Services : Guided tours


Language documentation : French

Group visit duration : 1h00

Groups visits : Unguided group tours on request , Guided group tours on request

Individual Visit : Unguided individual tours on request

Client and group

Publics : Groups only , Groups

Group size : min : 10 -


RER A / Rueil-Malmaison station or metro line 1 up to La Defense and
then bus n°258 : ‘Gabriel Peri’ stop bus.

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