Castle of MaLmaison

The private home of Josephine and Napoleon Ist

Half day tour from Paris

Duration of the tour:

2 hours

Group tour

Maximum group size:

From 2 to 25 people

Price private tour guide

Private tour price:

From 390 euros

Skip the line tickets

Entrance tickets price:

6,50 euros per adult

Versailles and Malmaison Napoleon

You can combine a tour to Versailles Palace and Malmaison in a full day tour

Included private tour

Included in this private tour:

  • Certified professional tour guide
  • Private tour only for you, your family or friends
  • No lines, no crowds: a beautiful tour off-the-beaten tracks
  • Discover the intimate life of Josephine and Napoleon
  • Optional: private driver from Paris
  • Guided tour possible in French, English or Spanish

Located just 10 kilometers (6 miles) outside of Paris, the small palace of Malmaison was the residence of Napoleon Ist and his first wife, Josephine, during more than 10 years


Josephine bought this private mansion in 1799, when Napoleon was in Egypt, and she had the best architects and artists working on it to furnish it with refinement. 

This home used to be where they held receptions, concerts, but also political meetings when Napoleon was the First consul and Emperor. 

Today, visiting the Chateau de la Malmaison is the best way to learn more about Josephine, her children (from a previous marriage), and Napoleon's best moments

Official licensed tour guide Paris

Why do I love leading this tour to the "Château de Malmaison"?

"This place is such a quiet and intimate small palace to visit, and I love to take my visitors there, as it looks like Josephine could be appearing from a stroll in her garden as she used to do 200 years ago. "

Pre-Book your private tour

Please choose the date and time you want for this tour, and fill in the form.

I will get back to you by email to send you a detailed quotation. 

Tips for your visit

Idea guided visit

The castle of Malmaison is closed on Tuesdays. 

metro to Saint Denis Basilica from Paris

The Castle of Malmaison is easy to reach from Paris: you can take a bus from La Defense, or take the RER to Rueil-Malmaison, and then a bus. I can also organize a private driver to drive you directly from Paris. 

Château de Malmaison tickets

priority access tickets
  • Individual ticket: 6,5 euros per adult
  • Free for all kids under 18 years old
  • Free under 26 years old for the European Union residents
wheelchair access

There is no elevator to access the 1st floor. The 1st floor can be reached using a staircase with a ramp to go up and down. 

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