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Chateau de St-Germain, St-Germain-en-Laye

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Chateau de St-Germain is a royal palace first built by Louis VI and currently houses the magnificent National Museum of Archaeology. You can view secrets of prehistory, the Iron Age, and Gaul within an old-fashioned château, a long-time grand residence of the Kings of France. As you continue outside, garden terraces offer an amazing view of greater Paris.

The museum exhibits around 30,000 archaeological objects, making it one of the most magnificent collections in Europe, and these objects are divided into seven collections. When you’re finished here, the Saint-Louis chapel, which adjoins the château, is not to be missed. It is a masterpiece of classic gothic architecture. Make Chateau de St-Germain part of your personalized St-Germain-en-Laye itinerary using our St-Germain-en-Laye tourist route planner.
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  • A lung fresh air to two Paris. for a family walk or a jog, this park is beautiful
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  • Very pretty Castle located in a charming town with good restaurants and right next to the forest of saint-germain in Lee.
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  • One of the most beautiful and rich cities near Paris, which is calm, safe and full of history. There you can really enjoy typical French way of life without enormous amount of tourists. Ancient town w...  more »
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  • Interesting museum with composition from different ages. Inside castle nice yard with entrance to old casedrel. Outside grand public park with amazing views on the Île-de-France.
  • The jardin is really nice. Lot of space to play and stay.
  • Good palace and a special parc where you can have a look at "La Defense"
  • A beautiful building in fantastic setting, however I found the contents rather boring.
  • This is a wonderful place to visit. They used to have an extensive collection of arms, old swords and the like, on display. The village is quaint and very laid back. The woods is a great place to wander and lose oneself. The view of Paris is superb, well-worth a bit of a jaunt on the RER A.