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Musee d'Archeologie Nationale et Domaine

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Place Charles de Gaulle, 78105 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Using the Paris Metro we took it to the end of the line and had a delightful day exploring this royal castle, not to be missed. The artifacts cover all time periods, and what used to be the Great Hall has the bonus of worldwide...More

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Very interesting archeology museum a short train ride from Paris. Unfortunately the displays do not have English language descriptions but just viewing them is worthwhile. Incredible ancient Gold artifacts, as well as a wide selection of Bronze Age materials. The Great Hall itself is worth...More

Thank umcpastor
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This museum is located in a grand castle (chateau) that is easily accessable from Paris just steps from the Saint Germain en Laye RER A subway station. It is truly a mini-Versailles with much of the feel of Versailles without massive crowds. Indeed, I think...More

Thank investroll
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Good selection of artifacts -- carvings, paintings, ironwork, much of it from the Paleolithic period. Would have like to have more of the information available in English, or even an English language headset.

Thank KathleenMMcH
Reviewed 19 November 2017

As a culture vulture and museum buff, I quite enjoyed the National archaeology museum housed in the lovely chateau in Saint Germain-en-Laye. Although I'm not an expert in prehistory, I liked seeing the numerous exhibits from the stone age, followed by the Iron age, Bronze...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Magnificently restored and maintained building filled with tastefully exhibited artifacts chronologically arranged. Evidently a popular educational outing for school classes which made it difficult to see some of the areas. Also disappointing as well was that one floor was closed off so not the entire...More

Thank odenplanstockholm
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was part of our walking tour of Saint Germain-en-Laye. We went into the secured museum, not to see the exhibits, but just to see the restored exterior of the Chateau from the interior courtyard. What a beautifully restored building! We were so lucky that...More

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

As a museum, this seems a bit ho-hum, with many glass cases of carefully preserved and curated artefacts in room after room but, regrettably from the viewpoint of foreign visitors, no foreign explanations. However, if you are interested, then it is worthwhile paying the admission...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I was really looking forward to this museum and dreamed of all the goodies this place must hold. The reality was wasted time, wasted trip across Paris and wasted entrance fee. The entrance fee got me in to see a couple of rooms on one...More

Thank rob2269
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I didn't expect to find myself in a natural history museum on my vacation but I was very happy that I did. It's a well-stocked natural history museum, well-organized and the surrounding grounds are just lovely. Located not far from Paris, do yourself a favor...More

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