Josephine de Beauharnais Rodin (1763 - 1814)
was the Empress of the French
was the first wife of Napoleon I.
She lived in Rueil Malmaison from 1799
to the end of her life.
Chateau de Malmaison her Empire style
home in Rueil Malmaison
has one of Europe's most extraordinairy Gardens
fille with exotic plants.
The empress had a particular passion
for cedar trees
which she loved to give as presents.
around Paris go back to her,
the most famous one,
is the Cedre Imperial Meudon
Books about Josephine de Beauharnais
in French and English
Views of Malmaion
Chateau de Malmaison can be visited as a Museum
Books about Chateau de Malmaison