Rueil-Malmaison

France

Rueil-Malmaison is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, in the Hauts-de-Seine department of the Île-de-France region. It is located 12.6 kilometres (8 miles) from the centre of Paris.

CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementNanterre
Government
 Mayor (2020–2026)Patrick Ollier (LR)
Area114.7 km2 (5.7 sq mi)
Population (2017-01-01)78,152
 Density5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)

Name

Rueil-Malmaison was originally called simply Rueil.

In 1928, the name of the commune officially became Rueil-Malmaison in reference to its most famous tourist attraction, the Château de Malmaison, home of Napoleon’s first wife Joséphine de Beauharnais.

Sights

The Château de Malmaison, the residence of Napoléon’s first wife Joséphine de Beauharnais, is located in Rueil-Malmaison. It is home to a Napoleonic museum.

  • The Château de Malmaison, recto, verso
  • Bedroom of Joséphine de Beauharnais and Napoléon
  • Billiard room
  • Library of Napoleon
  • Dining room

Cultural events and festivities

  • From April to September: a small tourist train allows you to discover the city.
  • The first weekend in April at the Bois Préau park: the Rendez-vous du développement durable offer concrete solutions and educational and fun activities to act in the direction of energy savings, preservation of biodiversity, eco – travel and eco-consumption.
  • Mid-May: Gospel ‘N Rueil is an event that is both musical and spiritual, bringing together more than 2,000 spectators every two years since 2005 through numerous concerts (at the TAM, at the Media library or in town squares) as well as vocal workshops and conferences.
  • Mid-June: The Euro Jazz Festival is an event bringing together every year since 2006 jazz bands from all over Europe performing on several podiums-concerts, in particular on the lawn of the Bois-Préau park, and during the parade in the city.

Places and monuments

The tourist office offers guided day tours to discover the historical heritage of Rueil-Malmaison, including a visit to the Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church, the Malmaison castle and its park, the Petite Malmaison and the Local History Museum. 

Economy

The main campus of the French Institute of Petroleum research organisation is in Rueil. The city has also become home to many large companies moving out of La Défense business district, located only 5 km (3.1 mi) from Rueil, a trend first established by the move of Esso headquarters to Rueil.

A business district called Rueil-sur-Seine (previously known as “Rueil 2000”) was created near the RER A Rueil-Malmaison station to accommodate these companies. The business district is equipped with a fiber-optic network.

Several major French companies have their world headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison, such as Schneider Electric and VINCI. Schneider had its head office in Rueil-Malmaison since 2000; previously the building Schneider occupies housed the Schneider subsidiary Télémécanique.

Several large international companies have also located their French headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison, such as ExxonMobil, AstraZeneca, American Express and Unilever.

Transport

Rueil-Malmaison is served by Rueil-Malmaison station on RER A. In the future, the commune will be served by Rueil – Suresnes – Mont Valérien station on Line 15 of the Grand Paris Express (GPE), which will be located on the border with the commune of Suresnes, as well as a western extension of Île-de-France tramway Line 1.

Education

Public schools:

  • 15 preschools
  • 15 elementary schools
  • Six junior high schools: Les Bons-Raisins, Henri-Dunant, La Malmaison, Les Martinets, Marcel-Pagnol, Jules-Verne
  • Two senior high schools: Lycée Richelieu, Lycée polyvalent Gustave-Eiffel

Private schools:

  • Collège et lycée Passy-Buzenval 
  • Collège et lycée Madeleine-Daniélou
  • Collège Notre-Dame
  • École maternelle et élémentaire Saint-Charles-Notre Dame
  • Ecole maternelle élémentaire Charles-Peguy
  • Ecole Montessori Bilingue de Rueil-Malmaison

There are tertiary educational institutions in the area.

Engineering College:

  • IFP School

Health

Rueil has five main health establishments:

  • The departmental hospital center Stell ( public hospital ),
  • the Martinets clinic ( private clinic ),
  • the Mont-Valérien clinic ( private clinic ),
  • the Notre-Dame medical center. du-Lac ( palliative care establishment )
  • the Rueil-Malmaison Mental Health Establishment

Contact

Town Hall
email
address
Town Hall, 13 boulevard Foch, 92501 Rueil-Malmaison Cedex
phone
01 47 32 65 65