Unmissable tourist sites
Saint-Germain-en-Laye Travel guide
Saint-Germain-en-Laye : Michelin's recommendations
This town is at one and the same time a residential city and the target for many tourists attracted by its chateau, the terrace and the forest. It was the old royal residence since Louis VI the Fat established his chateau-fortress there. It witnessed the birth of Henri II, Charles IX and Louis XIV, the Sun King himself. He was very attached to Saint-Germain and had it improved by Hardouin-Mansart and by Le Nôtre before establishing himself at Versailles with his entire court.
Tourist attractions Saint-Germain-en-Laye : Things to see and do
38 rue au Pain F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Claude Debussy was born here on the 22nd August 1862. A small museum recalls his memory in a house which currently accommodates the Tourist Office.
Rue Thiers F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
In the shape of an irregular pentagon, surrounded by trenches once filled with water, the current castle is a by-product of a fortified tower built by Louis VI. Saint-Louis had a chapel added to it and it was then developed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart,..
place Charles-de-Gaulle F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Housed in the castle, this museum's archaeological collections form an enthralling narrative of France's past, from the first signs of human presence to the dawn of the Middle Ages. Some of the high points include the Dame de Brassempouy , a major P..
"Hotel & restaurant : Standing on a vast terrace, this neoclassical house saw the birth of ""Roi Soleil"", Louis XIV. A vestige of the Château Neuf built under Henri IV, this address keeps the memory of its prestigious past a..
11 Avenue des Loges F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Situated on the edge of the woods, facing the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the Ermitage des Loges is located 500 metres from the train station, giving easy access to La Défense. The Ermitage des Loges offers comfortable rooms with cosy decorati..
11 av. des Loges F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
1 av. du Président-Kennedy F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Chic and cosy atmosphere, contemporary decor, delightful terrace shaded by acacias, well-prepared cuisine and fine wine list. A family-run establishment since 1928.
21 r. Thiers F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
One of the highlights of this restaurant is without doubt its fantastic view of the Seine valley. An exceptional setting to enjoy classic cuisine made with fine ingredients. Also the birthplace of pommes soufflées and béarnaise sauce!
31 r. Wauthier F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Stone walls and contemporary furnishings make up the interior of this restaurant; the menu offers market-based dishes with the focus on fine ingredients - for example the medallion of monkfish accompanied by asparagus tips sautéed in olive oil. Delic..