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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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  • With a huge park, the Castle has been renovated! I recommend visiting the Museum and restaurant Henri IV. Nice ride with views of the seine.
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  • It's a beautiful building located just at the exit of the RER, the castle can be visited in 2 hours if you spend time in the Museum of archaeology. Attention the access to the floor through stairs, there is a lift but reserved for people with reduced mobility. If you have a stroller it is rather complicated. The gardens are nice with a great view of Paris and the Defense towers
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  • Magnificent Castle which is getting a makeover. Rather original, you can visit for free the inner courtyard and Chapel.
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