Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Page also known under the name of Joséphine de Beauharnais was the first wife of the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte. During her life, she will find refuge in the Reuil Malmaison castle that will soon become the center of her existence. Reckless spender and passionate of botanic, she will concentrate in building an atypical garden implanting species from her travels and reminding her of her creole origins. Unable to give him an heir, Napoleon asks for divorce. From then on her garden will become a place of solitude and reassurance.