Rueil-Malmaison lies along the large A86 highway. Another easy way in is via the RER line A1 from Paris centre.
- 1 Château de Malmaison, Avenue du château de Malmaison, ☏ . Note lunchtime closure 1230-1330!. This beautifully restored castle was once the residence of Napoleon's wife Joséphine de Beauharnais, who cultivated a wide range of exotic plant species in the orangery and greenhouse she had built. For a while, it was also part of the headquarters for the French government. Today it serves as a fine museum about Napoleonic times in France, including original interior decorations and furniture as well as some fine gardens and a great park. €6.50 for adults, plus €2 when there are exhibitions in place..
- Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church. Joséphine de Beauharnais was buried in the pretty town church, which you'll find right in the centre.
- Barracks of the Swiss Guard. Listed as a national monument, these barracks were built in the mid 18th century.