We recommend you combine a half day tour of Napoleon’s private residence – Malmaison – with a visit to his tomb at Les Invalides in Paris.
Before he became Emperor, Napoleon and Josephine purchased a country mansion about 12 kilometres from Paris. As Premier Consul, Napoleon moved into the Tuileries Palace, but his private home at Malmaison was also a seat of government, with many important decisions being made in its council room.
Napoleon’s desk from the Tuileries Palace is now in the library of the château, along with an impressive array of personal items and furniture. He gave the château to Josephine when they divorced and she died there in 1814. Before he went into permanent exile on St Helena, Napoleon spent his last days on French soil in what had always been Josephine’s favorite residence.