A delightful museum housed in the stunning Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale is the French national archaeology museum. As well as being a centre of excellence the museum contains a finely displayed collection of artifacts and is a pleasure to explore.

Situated about fifteen kilometres west of Paris, the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye was originally a royal residence, built in 1124. In 1862, Napoleon III decided to restore the castle and to use it for the national archaeological collections

The museum details archaeological expeditions, discoveries and methodology. It houses an array of antiquities form the early settlements of France up until 1000 AD. The museum is divided into sections covering the Bronze Age and the Neolithic and Palaeolithic ages.

The Musée d'Archéologie Nationale boasts an unrivalled collection of carved and engraved prehistoric art. Among these artifacts the female head from Brassempouy is acknowledged as the most significant. There are also great collections of jewellery, coins, combs, armour weapons and art, as well as some more curious objects.

This museum, with its great collection of ancient objects, is a brilliant snapshot into the worlds of our often mysterious ancestors. Join the expedition today with your Paris Pass!

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Monday 10.00 - 17.00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 10.00 - 17.00

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Address:

Place Charles de Gaulle, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 78 100

Telephone:

+33 (0)1 39 10 13 00