Château de Malmaison

Somewhere nice to visit

Les Musées de Paris

Sometimes museums don’t feel like museums. If a museum is set in an artist’s former workspace, like the Musées Zadkine or Delacroix, it can feel as though the artist has just stepped out and you are peering into their studio. If a museum is housed in a building with other centres, such as the Institut du Monde Arabe (with its tearoom and Arabic library) or the Musée du Quai Branly (with its outdoor space and cinema) it can feel as though you are in a miniature city with a culture all its own. And if a museum is set in a former residence, it can feel like just that: a home.

Les Musees de Paris- Chateau de Malmaison 2

One of these homelike museums is the secluded and magnificent Château de Malmaison. On the outskirts of the town of Rueil-Malmaison, an easy 25-minute bus ride from La Défense, the Château was indeed a home. However, unlike…

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