Château de Malmaison

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What you'll do

That stunning château, also known as the Palace of Malmaison, takes its name from the Normans who once invaded France.

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  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • Explore the former country home of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte and the artifacts housed here
  • The site of the grand home dates all the way back to Norman times

Built in the 18th century, the Palace of Malmaison had been owned by rich families for centuries, but during the French Revolution, they were forced to sell it to Joséphine Bonaparte, wife of Napoléon.



Discover Château de Malmaison in France

Welcome to Château de Malmaison, tucked away in the serene outskirts of Paris. This historic chateau is a jewel of France, brimming with rich stories of past eras. Here, history unfurls through exquisite artefacts and beautiful gardens.

Why Mal Maison France is a Must-See

Mal Maison France offers a unique blend of history and beauty. You'll find yourself immersed in the charm of French culture, making every visit unforgettable. Come and experience the allure of Château de Malmaison!

She purchased this exquisite home for the equivalent of about 45,000 euros, which was considered to be a small fortune at that time. When Napoleon returned from Egypt, he took ownership of the palace and decorated it with the new imperial style.

It was later purchased by the Queen of Spain and then eventually sold back to Napoléan III, who restored the home to its original splendor. In 1906, the castle was turned into a museum dedicated to the lives of Napoléon and Joséphine.

Know before you go

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This attraction requires advanced booking.

Please note: this attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass, which is included with your Go City All-Inclusive Pass. Please download it before you visit!

For the full list of attractions on the digital Paris Museum Pass, please visit our information page.

For more information visit the Chateau de Malmaison website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

April 1 - September 30:

Monday - Friday: 10AM - 12.30PM and 1.30PM - 5.45PM

Saturday - Sunday: 10AM - 12.30PM and 1.30PM - 6.15PM

October 1 - March 31: 

Monday - Friday:  10AM - 12.30PM and 1.30PM - 5.15PM

Saturday - Sunday: 10AM - 12.30PM and 1.30PM - 5.45PM

Hours of operation are subject to change so please check the attraction website for updates.

Closings & holidays


25 December

1 January

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