Church of Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul

  • Historic site and monument
  • Religious heritage
Place de l'église Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul
Tombeau de l'impératrice Joséphine
Eglise Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul

A listed monument, the Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul Church houses the tomb of Joséphine, celebrated with a magnificent statue of the Empress sculpted by Cartellier.

Her daughter, Queen Hortense (mother of Napoleon III) lies in the superb small crypt under the church’s nave, decorated with many imperial symbols.

Made of Carrara marble, Joséphine’s tomb was finished in 1825.

In the church, visitors can admire the superb organ gifted by Napoleon III and created by Bacchio d’Agniolo.

Opening and closing times

All year round, daily between 8 am and 7 pm.


Free entry.



  • Animals accepted


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request

Services and facilities


  • Parking


Spoken languages

  • French


  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


RER A / Rueil-Malmaison station and then bus n°144 : ‘Eglise de Rueil’ bus stop.

Plan your route


Contact information

  • Place de l'Eglise 92500 Rueil-Malmaison