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The Franco-Swiss Museum

The Franco-Swiss Museum

In 1755, King Louis XV ordered the building of three identical barracks in
Rueil, Courbevoie and Saint-Denis to house his regiment officially.
The Franco-Swiss Museum, located in the Guynemer Barracks, a listed
building, tells the story of this elite regiment.
The regiment of the Swiss Guards, permanent army corps of soldiers was created in 1616 by Louis XIII. The first Swiss became integrated with the population towards 1646. They will be billeted in private houses until 1754, the date at which Luis XV to built three barracks in Rueil-Malmaison, Courbevoie and Saint-Denis. Listed monument historic, the barracks of Rueil stills exists. A out building of the museum is specially devoted to the Swiss Guards whom are settled since 1999 in one of the gate lodge of the barrack.

Technical information

Avenue des Gardes Suisses
92500 Rueil-Malmaison
Lat : 48.881015Lng : 2.185944
0 m
30 d

5 Additional information

Location complements

RER A / Rueil-Malmaison station or metro line 1 up to La Defense and
then bus n°258 : ‘Gabriel Peri’ stop bus.


Phone : 01 47 32 66 50

Email :

Open period

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Updated by

Office de Tourisme de Rueil-Malmaison - 22/08/2023
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Free access.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Visit for groups by appointment only.
Rate : 7 €.