Things to see and do - Saint-Germain-en-Laye
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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
pl. Charles-de-Gaulle F - 78100 St-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 Pal..
Pavillon Henri-IV F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
The small terrace runs from the Henri IV pavilion to the Rosarium roundabout. The Grand terrace stretches out beyond the roundabout and is one of Le Notre's master pieces. 2400 metres long, and bordered with hundred-year old lime trees, this is one o..
r. Thiers F - 78100 St-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,..
11 Avenue Des Loges F - 78100 SAINT GERMAIN EN LAYE
Located 547 yd (500 m) from RER A, 15 min from Paris La Défense on the edge of the Saint Germain en Laye forest, the Ermitage des Loges is a charming hotel with 56 rooms, 4 lounges and a restaurant. The rooms feature views of nature with 3-star comfo..
1 Avenue Kennedy F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Situated on the edge of St Germain Forest, this hotel in the style of a country house offers rooms and apartments. Each one is unique and offers a cosy atmosphere. The accommodation at the Relais & Châteaux-Hotel Cazaudehore - La Forestière provides..
19 rue 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!
1 avenue 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.
31 rue Waufhier F - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
This lovely restaurant located in Saint-Germain-en-Laye also boasts a chic bistro interior and attentive service. Dishes are prepared using quality market ingredients and will please a modern palate. Try dishes like: Piedmont risotto with lobster and..