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Rueil-Malmaison is a town in the suburbs of Paris. It's about 13km from the centre of the French capital and home to some 80.000 people. Administratively, it's part of the Hauts-de-Seine department.

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Château du Vert-Mont in the domaine de Vert-Mont

Rueil-Malmaison lies along the large A86 highway. Another easy way in is via the RER line A1 from Paris centre.

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The famous chateau de Malmaison.
  • 1 Château de Malmaison, Avenue du château de Malmaison, +33 1 41 29 05 55. 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.

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