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La forêt du domaine de Malmaison

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About : La forêt du domaine de Malmaison

The 200 hectares of this forest were acquired by Josephine in 1800
and linked up to the Château de Malmaison, extending the domain by
a thousand hectares up to the woods of La-Celle-Saint-Cloud.

The Empress was particularly fond of this place to walk and often led her guests there for carriage rides. Near the lake of Saint-Cucufa she set up a barn and a stable.

After Josephine’s death, the estate was dismantled and partially cleared of trees. It was her grand-son, Napoleon III who saved the forest from
fragmentation thanks to exchanges of land. He bought it back in 1856 and
included it in his civil list. In 1870 and 1871 the forest of Malmaison was the
site of fierce artillery assaults led by Captain de Nisme. In 1871, the forest
became a national forest, thus becoming the property of the State.

Today it plays host to Sunday strollers, experienced cyclists, jogging enthusiasts or simply nature lovers.

The lake of Saint-Cucufa is a wonderful place to relax and, for the very
observant, watch fishs, amphibians and ducks frolicking in the heart of a rich
and diversified flora.

Route de Longboyau - Avenue de Versailles 92500 Rueil-Malmaison France

Phone : 01 34 83 63 40

Fax : 01 39 02 15 24

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Spoken languages : French

Services : Pets welcome

Equipments : Car park

Activities : Fitness trail

Client and group

Accepted animals : yes


Chemin des Cormaillons, Route des Hauts Benards, Route de Longboyau,
Route de Versailles (closed to traffic on weekends, bank and school holidays from 8 pm to 7 am)