A walk in the parks and castles of Rueil-Malmaison

A walk near Paris (Rueil-Malmaison) along the Seine and the forest. Most of the time on a pedestrian path.

This hiking route is very pleasant, you walk along the Seine in the country of the Impressionists, then we go up on top of Rueil-Malmaison and then you go down to the town center. On the way you can visit the castle of Malmaison. It is not a very large casle and it can be visited in 1 hour. There is an admission fee but it's free the first Sunday of the month. The castle was inhabited by Napoleon and his wife Josephine de Beauharnais at the beginning of the great Napoleonic period. Josephine died in the Castle she kept it after her divorce. She now rests in the Church of Rueil-Malmaison

You can start the walk from the station RER A in Rueil-Malmaison. Throughout the course there are road signs. Most of the walk is on pedestrian paths.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

Start of the walk

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Start of the walk
You can start the walk at the RER station “Rueil-Malmaison”

The banks of the Seine

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The banks of the Seine

The Seine

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The Seine

The plain

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The plain

Panorama

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Panorama
After the ascent the panorama on the west of the Paris region is worth the look.

The forest of Malmaison

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The forest of Malmaison

The castle of Malmaison

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The castle of Malmaison
During the walk you can also visit the Castle of Rueil-Malmaison. The castle was inhabited by Napoleon during the first years of his kingdom (the Consulate period). Admission is free on 1st Sunday of the month.

Bois-Préau

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Bois-Préau
A statue of Josephine de Beauharnais, who held the castle of Malmaison after her divorce with Napoléon.

The park of Bois-Préau

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The park of Bois-Préau
Purchased by Josephine in 1810, the castle of Bois-Préau is located in a 17 hectare English park that was attached to the castle of Malmaison.

The town centre of Rueil-Malmaison

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The town centre of Rueil-Malmaison
The Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul Church is known to house the tombs of Josephine and Hortense de Beauharnais.

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