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A day with Emperor Napoleon and Josephine

Life of Napoleon & Josephine
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Embark on an exclusive journey by spending a day with Emperor Napoleon and Josephine. Explore Napoleon’s rise at Les Invalides, uncover Josephine’s influence at Malmaison Chateau, and enjoy panoramic views at the Arc de Triomphe. With skip-the-line access and an expert English-speaking guide, this historical tour promises a captivating experience.

Local Expert English-speaking Guide

  • 100% Private TourYou and your party only
  • Friendly local guide100% fluent in English!
  • 7-hour tourChoose your starting time
  • The guide will pick you upto the meeting point
  • Flexible cancellation No hassle and bustle
  • Wheelchair accessible Open to everyone


  • Explore Napoleon's Tomb: Discover the grandeur of Napoleon's tomb at Les Invalides.
  • Uncover Josephine's Influence: Learn how Josephine shaped Napoleon's legendary status at Malmaison.
  • Enjoy Panoramic Views: Ascend the Arc de Triomphe for breathtaking Paris vistas.
  • Benefit from Priority Access: Skip the lines and make the most of your tour.
  • Expert Guidance: Engage with a knowledgeable English-speaking guide for a captivating experience.

What's Included

  • Local Expert English-speaking licensed guide.
  • 7-hour private tour including the Invalides, Malmaison chateau and Arc de Triomphe
  • Private transportation from A to Z
  • Skip-the-line tickets to all visited sites

Why You'll Love It!

Discover the Astonishing Rise of Napoleon and Josephine on this Exclusive Private Tour

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating story of Napoleon Bonaparte and his beloved Josephine during this extraordinary private tour. Delve into the intriguing history of these iconic figures as you explore three significant landmarks that played pivotal roles in their lives.

Les Invalides – Napoleon’s Military Ascent

Your journey begins in style with a chauffeured car that will transport you to Les Invalides, a place where Napoleon’s journey to greatness truly began. With skip-the-line tickets in hand, you’ll effortlessly enter the historic complex. Les Invalides served as a military hospital and a home for war veterans during the French Revolution. It was here that a young and ambitious Napoleon, fresh from his victories in Italy, caught the eye of France’s political leaders. Your enthusiastic private guide, fluent in English, will lead you through the corridors and courtyards, sharing captivating stories of Napoleon’s early exploits, his military genius, and the pivotal role he played in the French Revolutionary Wars.

Inside the Dome Church, you’ll witness the awe-inspiring tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. The intricate mosaic surrounding his final resting place beautifully reflects his legacy, symbolizing both his military conquests and his enduring impact on France and the world. Your guide will provide a vivid account of his rise to power, the political landscape of the time, and how he transformed from an ambitious officer to a formidable general who would shape the destiny of France.

Chateau of Malmaison – Where Josephine Crafted Napoleon’s Legend

Following this immersive exploration of Napoleon’s military ascent, your private chauffeured car will transport you to the Chateau of Malmaison, a place that held a special spot in the heart of Empress Josephine. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll avoid the queues and step into the world where Josephine supported and influenced Napoleon’s rise. It was here, in the intimate setting of Malmaison, that Josephine played an instrumental role in crafting Napoleon’s legend and making him a superstar.

Your knowledgeable guide, fluent in English, will provide engaging commentary as you explore the elegant rooms where Josephine entertained guests, gathered exquisite artworks, and nurtured her passion for botany. Discover how her influence on fashion, art, and culture elevated Napoleon’s public image and contributed to his meteoric rise to prominence.

Gain insights into the profound impact of their love story and how Josephine’s strategic efforts in creating a powerful narrative around Napoleon ultimately shaped the course of history.

Arc de Triomphe – A Triumph of Glory

Conclude your journey at the majestic Arc de Triomphe, an iconic monument that symbolizes Napoleon’s military triumphs. With your private chauffeured car, you’ll arrive at this historic site, where your skip-the-line tickets grant you priority access. Ascend to the top for panoramic views of the city, and as you gaze upon the sprawling boulevards, you’ll appreciate the lasting impact of Napoleon’s urban planning on modern Paris. Your enthusiastic private guide, fluent in English, will recount the history of this awe-inspiring arch, which honors the men who fought and died under Napoleon’s command, and the enduring legacy of his reign.

This exclusive private tour, organized by My Private Paris, offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the lives of Napoleon and Josephine and their significant contributions to history. With chauffeured transportation, skip-the-line tickets, and an enthusiastic private guide fluent in English, you can fully immerse yourself in the history, culture, and romance of this transformative period in French history. Book your tour today and relive the meteoric rise of Napoleon as a general during the French Revolution, thanks in part to the influence of Josephine at Malmaison.


Meet Your Guide

  • Jean
  • Raphaelle
  • Laure
  • Manu
  • Ludivine
  • Humberto
  • Audrey
  • Marine
  • Marie
  • Dina

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