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  • Address: Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Château-Place Charles de Gaulle, Saint Germain en Laye, Ile de France, France
  • Hours: Weds-Mon from 10am-5pm
  • Admission: €6

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National Archaeological Museum (Musee d'Archeologie Nationale et Domaine) Tours

Founded by Napoleon and placed in a former royal residence, France’s National Archeological Museum has one of the top collections in the world of its kind. Dating back to pre-history, there are nearly 30,000 artifacts presented in its exhibits that tell the story of humanity through art, culture, religion, and technology. It is fascinating to trace the introduction and development of industrial and agricultural activity in France. The ability to see time periods stretching from earliest Paleolithic to the early Medieval in the same place is a draw for many.

The elegantly restored exterior of the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye is worth the trip alone. Inside, the Comparative Archaeology permanent collection, comprised of artifacts collected on five continents, is where you’ll want to spend most of your time. Exhibits are divided into era (Iron Age, Bronze Age, etc.) making it easy to tour in chronological order. Entrance to the museum is included in the Paris Pass.

Practical Info

You can get there on the RER A train at stop Saint-Germain-en-Laye (about twenty minutes from the center of Paris.) The museum is open daily from 10am to 5:15pm (closed on Tuesdays.) Guided tours are available daily. There is a German Blockhouse from World War II beside the chateau that’s also worth a visit.

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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions, Paris, null

Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Discover the joy of sightseeing with the Paris Pass, which gives you free entry to the best attractions Paris has to offer. Save time as you skip the queues ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

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