When it comes to things to do in Paris, a visit to the National Archaeology Museum of Saint-Germain-En-Laye is a truly fascination option.
The museum holds a vast array of carved and engraved prehistoric art, with a particular highlight being the female head from Brassempouy.
Visitors will also see a plethora of ancient jewellery, coins, combs, armour, weapons and arts and more - all of which will give them an insight into the lives of their forefathers.
These artefacts date from the early settlements of France up to 1000 AD, with separate sections in the museum focusing on the Bronze Age and the Neolithic and Palaeolithic ages.
It also details how these items were found, taking visitors through the archaeological expeditions, discoveries and methodology that led to their coming to light.
The museum is situated about fifteen kilometres west of Paris, with the collection being housed in a particularly grandiose building that was originally a royal residence, built in 1124.
However, in 1862, Napoleon III decided to restore the castle and use it for the national archaeological collections.
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Posted by Georgina Black