Château de Malmaison Featured

Avenue du Château de la Malmaison, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
   Capacity: 120

Book the Château of Malmaison in the footsteps of Empress Josephine

An imperial residence

The national museum of château of Malmaison offers the possibility of organizing events in the elegant and refined setting of the residence of Empress Josephine.

On April 21, 1799, Josephine Bonaparte acquired Malmaison for the sum of 325,000 francs. This purchase was confirmed by Bonaparte on his return from Egypt and he thus became the true owner of the estate. They decided to make important works there, indeed this building built around 1610 was enlarged a first time in 1686 then endowed with two wings on the court in 1780 and appears to them out of fashion.

They called upon the young architects Percier and Fontaine, who initially proposed to replace the old house with a neo-classical villa. The two men knew each other well, having spent a long time together in Rome where they had studied ancient monuments. Wishing to avoid reckless spending, the First Consul forced them to restore the existing château .

From 1800 to 1802 this small château became, with the Tuileries, the seat of the French government where the ministers of the Consulate frequently met.

In the fall of 1802, the consul and his family moved to Saint-Cloud and Josephine often returned to the "Imperial Palace of Malmaison" to develop and expand the estate.

Josephine's refuge

After the divorce in 1809 the Emperor gave her this property, Josephine continued to entertain and maintained her lifestyle despite her near solitude. She kept an open table and organized concerts in her gallery, sometimes receiving distinguished guests such as Tsar Alexander I. Napoleon returned to Malmaison only twice after 1809 to meet Josephine and stayed one last time from June 25 to 29, 1815 after his abdication to reflect on his memories. It was at Malmaison that Josephine died on May 29, 1814.

The Spaces available to hire of the Château of Malmaison

Organizing your professional event in Malmaison means placing your meeting in one of the most prestigious settings of our heritage.

In the spaces of the museum, can be organized:

  • Cocktails for 100 people in the dining room of the château
  • Seated meals for 40 to 48 people in the Empress' dining room
  • Meetings or concerts in the music room
  • Receptions in the gardens of château or under a heated tent

Would you like to discover more about Château of Malmaison and Empress Josephine? With Loc'Hall, receive in the manner of Empress Josephine!

Venue capacity

Spaces available to hire
U-shaped room
Dining room 11x7,5 m
Music room 13x5 m
Dining room + hallway

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Information and rates for the rental of the Château of Malmaison

The spaces are available outside of the public opening hours: Tuesdays during the day and in the evening (Starting at 8:30), and the other days Starting at 17:30.

Reception areas Rates before tax
Dining room Half day 2 130 €/ Day 3 550 €/ Evening 3 550
Music room Half day 1 680 €/ Day 2 800 €/ Evening 2 800
Vestibule Half day 840 €/ Day 1 400 €/ Evening 1 400€.
Entrance to the château Half day 1 800 €/ Day 3 000 €/ Evening 3 000
Gardens Half day 1 800 €/ Day 3 000 €/ Evening 3 000


Meeting spaces Rates before tax
Dining room Half day 912 €/ Day 1 530 €/ Evening 1 530
Music room Half day 720 €/ Day 1 200 €/ Evening 1 200


The rates for the use of the spaces for a half day (consecutive period of 4 hours between 9am and 6pm) are equivalent to 60% of the daily rate. The rates for the use of the spaces in the evening (consecutive period of 4 hours between 6pm and midnight) are equivalent to 100% of the daily rate.

An additional cost is applied to the cost of the reception and surveillance agent (22, 90 € HT/ additional hour).

The National Museum of the Châteaux of Malmaison and Bois Préau welcomes filming (documentaries, fiction, TV) outside of public opening hours. All filming is subject to prior authorization and may give rise to the payment of a fee depending on the nature of the request and the means required to carry it out.


Equipment Quantity
Chair 40
Table 1 small: 1,54mx76cm and 4 large 1,82mx75cm
White screen 2
Video projector
Paperboard 1
Micro -
Desk -
Wifi no
Scene -
Kitchen -

Private visits of the Château of Malmaison

Private tours, organized outside of the museum's opening hours, can be arranged throughout the year.

Groups :
From 1 to 30 people 500 € HT
From 31 to 60 people 750 € HT
From 61 to 90 people 1 000 € HT
From 91 to 120 people 1 250 € HT
From 121 to 150 people 1 500 € HT


From La Défense (metro, RER, SNCF, bus): bus 258 stop "Le Château" (25 minutes). Cross the RN13 and come back to the crossroads. The château is located on the right at 300m.
From the Rueil-Malmaison RER station: bus 27, stop "Le Château" (8 minutes). Cross the RN13 and come back to the crossroads. The château is located on the right at 300m.
By road : RN 13 (12 km from Paris)

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