Musée d'Archéologie nationale et Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

 

in short

Renovated by Malraux, the Musée des Antiquités nationales now houses national antiquities from the early settlement of France until the year 1000. It has the finest known collection of carved and engraved prehistoric art.
Vue panoramique de la cour intérieure du château Saint-Germain-en-Laye, musée d’Archéologie nationale et Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
© Rmn-Grand Palais (musée d’Archéologie nationale)/Thierry Le Mage
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Musée d'Archéologie nationale et Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

in detail

Situated about fifteen kilometres west of Paris, the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye was originally a royal residence. Louis VI (Louis the Fat) built the first castle there in 1124; Saint Louis had a chapel built in the thirteenth century, and Louis XIV was born there.

In 1862, Napoleon III decided to restore the castle and use it for national archaeological collections. Renovated by Malraux, it now houses national antiquities from the early settlement of France until the year 1000.

It has the finest known collection of carved and engraved prehistoric art, of which the female head from Brassempouy is one of the masterpieces.
Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Admission
7 / 5,50 €
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Visitor entrance

Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
78103 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
France
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 17:00
Mon
10:00 - 17:00
Tue
-
Wed
10:00 - 17:00
Thu
10:00 - 17:00
Fri
10:00 - 17:00
Sat
10:00 - 17:00
Du 1er mai au 30 septembre, les samedis et dimanches, de 10h à 18h15.
Fermeture: Le mardi, 25 décembre, 1er janvier.

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