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Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle Travel Guide
Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle (photo by Mr Bidou - Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle.


Saint-Germain-en-Laye was one of the principal residences of the Kings of France from the 12th to the mid-17th century. The present castle is mostly Renaissance reconstruction from the reign of Francis I. It now houses the Museum of National Archaeology.

Opening hours & Admission

The museum is open every day except Tuesdays, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is occasionally closed on some public holidays. If you are planning to visit on a national holiday, please call (+33 01 39 10 13 00) in advance to confirm whether the museum is open.

Admission is 6 € for adults or 4.5 € for concessions (children, students).

How to get there

Address : Place Charles de Gaulle, 78105 Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle

Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a western suburb of Paris, 13 km to the north of Versailles. Saint-Germain-en-Laye's RER station is located just opposite of the castle, which makes access by public transport very convenient. It is the westernmost station on the A1 line of the RER rapid transit system, which can be boarded in central Paris at: Nation, Gare de Lyon, Châtelets-Les Halles, Auber, Charles de Gaulle-Etoile and La Défense.

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