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  • Day8

    The Chateau de Malmaison

    October 9, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 66 °F

    A few years before Napoleon Bonaparte became emperor of France, his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais, bought an estate while he was away in Egypt. Chateau
    de Malmaison--which is located nine miles west of centralParis--was a grand but derelict old property. When thefuture ruler returned, he was not pleased with
    Josephine’s purchase, however, the couple ultimatelydecided it needed extensive renovations and embarked on
    making it a suitable residence.
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