Imperial Saint-Germain-en-Laye - Saint Germain Boucles de Seine

Imperial Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Jardin des Arts
3 rue Henri IV
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye

01 30 87 20 51

A tour to rediscover Saint-Germain-en-Laye under the theme of the Empire.

- Napoleon III, archaeologist
In the 19th century, Napoleon III, who had a passion for archaeology, decided to rid the Château de Compiègne of its vestiges of the past, and brought them to the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye which thus became the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale. Following a presentation of the town's imperial history, a tour of the Piette room which houses a collection devoted to another archaeology enthusiast, Edouard Piette (1827-1906)


- Napoleon III discovery tour
In August 1855, during an official visit to Paris, Queen Victoria asked Napoleon III to arrange for her to visit the site where the Stuarts, her ancestors, had been exiled. Following that request, the Emperor, who was a keen archaeologist, decided to convert the château into a museum, which thus became a showcase for French archaeology.

Guided tour of the town: outdoor presentations of the imperial guards' officers mess under Napoleon III, and the royal manège.



Every day throughout the year.
Closed on Tuesday.


Adulte : à partir de 56 €
Le tarif inclut la prestation du guide-conférencier, les entrées dans les sites et les repas mentionnés (entrée, plat, dessert, boissons incluses).
Les tarifs ne comprennent pas les dépenses à caractère personnel et le transport.


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