Château de Malmaison

Posted on May 1, 2012 in Paris Stories | 0 comments

Photos from a recent visit to the former home of Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, in Rueil Malmaison. They divorced in 1809 because she never bore him children.

However, she had two from a previous marriage (her husband was beheaded during the Revolution) who secured the longevity of the Bonaparte name via the marriage of her daughter to Bonaparte’s brother. This union gave us Napoleon III. It goes on with the marriage of the son to a Bavarian princess that leads to children of Russian and Swedish lineage. Amazing family tree!

Lovely home and gardens that is easily reachable from Paris via RER or train to La Defense and then bus #258 to the chateau.

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