Between the banks of the Seine and the wooded parks such as Bois-Preau, you can vary your discoveries, on foot or by bike while on a city break in Rueil-Malmaison
. If you’re the sporty type and enjoy a run even when on holiday, you will appreciate the many areas offering circuits in the heart of the town, such as the Parc des Impressionnistes, the National Urban Park or the Malmaison national forest. For art lovers, a cruise on the Seine gives you the opportunity to admire the luxurious river banks and at the same time discover the places that inspired some of Claude Monet's famous paintings. In the evening, take a gentle stroll in one of the parks and watch the sunset or stay and relax in the Residence Odalys Paris Rueil, with its perfectly equipped and comfortable rooms. For an interesting holiday packed with discoveries, look no further for your next city break destination
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The imperial history of Rueil-Malmaison is as rich and intriguing as its many parks, woods and gardens. The story goes that once Josephine Bonaparte bought the Chateau de Malmaison she was intent on owning the property next door to acquire the magnificent 17 hectares of the Bois-Preau grounds. Strangely the owner was found drowned in the pond after refusing to sell the property which Josephine promptly bought as soon as possible ! You can admire the statue of the Empress by the eminent sculptor Vital Dubray which sets the stage to the Chateau de Bois-Preau which houses the museum of Napoleon where you can find out even more about this fascinating time. Stroll around the lake in the Bois de Saint Cucufa along the 2-km interpretation trail where you will learn all about the history of this park and how it is said that Josephine died of pneumonia after taking a walk on a cold night around the lake ! You can even visit her tomb in the church on the grounds of the chateau. If you’re still curious to find out more about this era, then visit the Museum of Histoire Locale where you will find plenty of artifacts and objects as well as details about the winemaking industry and other historical events Rueil-Malmaison. Your city break in the Odalys Residence Rueil
promises to be full of surprises and discoveries !