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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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  • Went to see the Merovingen gallery on Sunday 11 Dec - it was closed Phoned museum today (Monday) and was assured it was open this afternoon - took a taxi from Paris at great expense, to be told at the...  more »
  • Friendly staff, very comfortable rooms and very detailed exhibitions make us want to stay there day in this place out of time
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  • The castle is beautiful from the outside (it is little visited inside except if you visit in the areas converted into Archaeological Museum), but what's worth in my opinion is the outdoor park. We can walk, enjoy views of the city and the surrounding area, and wander into the nearby forest. It's very exotic.
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