2021 Année Napoléon > The town of Rueil-Malmaison

As part of the commemoration of the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I in 1821, the town of Rueil-Malmaison is organising a weekend of re-enactments and events called the “Imperial Jubilee”.

Updated 10 November 2020.

For further information please consult the Rueil-Malmaison town website (in French).

Re-enactment > 25 & 26 September 2021: the Imperial Jubilee
Since its creation in 2014, the Imperial Jubilee has been a great success, with more than 110,000 visitors in 2017. The recipe remains the same, with more than 150 events in the city centre, historical re-enactments, parades, brass bands, concerts and many other cultural and artistic initiatives. Naturally, this 4th edition will be marked by the celebration of the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I.

Website of the Imperial Jubilee (currently shows material related to the 3 previous Jubilees. It will soon have details on the next 2021 Jubilee)

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Presentation of the town of Rueil-Malmaison

Rueil-Malmaison offers a delightful dive into history. The town’s Napoleonic heritage revolves around several imperial sites: the Château de Malmaison which was the private residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine, the Château de la Petite Malmaison with the Empress’ former greenhouses and finally the church of Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul where the Empress’ mortal remains rest alongside those of her daughter, Queen Hortense, mother of Napoleon III. The town of Rueil-Malmaison highlights this rich imperial heritage by organising cycles of talks and exhibitions, but also the Imperial Jubilee, a major re-enactment event.