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

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • The chateau and its gardens are well worth visiting. We came on a sunny & hot public holiday afternoon and after a short walk to admire the panorama, we collapsed on one of the many lawns to idle away...  more »
  • Great place for a family stroll on a Sunday. The castle has been also renovated on the facades, which now look stunning.  more »
  • Coming back from a long trip to Villers-Cotterets to visit The Musee Dumas (separate review), we stop here to have lunch and decide to take a look at the Chateau. Modest admission of €7 gets you in. A...  more »
  • 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.
  • Nice view of Paris and the gardens well maintained.
  • Worth a visit when traveling through Paris region
  • Good palace and a special parc where you can have a look at "La Defense"