... is the Chateau Malmaison, where the very kind and noble Empress Josephine once lived…
Viger Jean-Louis Victor
La rose de Malmaison, 1866
Musée national des châteaux de Malmaison
Josephine as Venus, by Appiani
Last time I wrote about Josephine’s love of roses. So this time I thought I’d post some very beautiful photos of this enchanting place called Chateau Malmaison. Sadly, the grounds no longer look as divine as they once did; but the place still holds much of its glorious beauty. Enjoy.
'This majestic painting of Napoleon on his horse horse, crossing the Alps, still hangs in Malmaison.'
Here is a Youtube clip of Malmaison, if you're interested to watch (it's a good 5 min. long). In the clip we can really see that the grounds have obviously lost their splendor. there are some beautiful flowers...but nothong compared to Josephine's immense and unique collection. The place has still kept its grandiose look...but it seems like such a sad place now.
If you do watch it, let me know what you think.
Source : http://www.metaforum.it/forum/showthread.php?t=7888&page=4