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Saint-Germain-en-Laye

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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.

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National Archaeology Museum, St-Germain-en-Laye
National Archaeology Museum, St-Germain-en-Laye
Housed in the castle, this museum's...
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Terrasse of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Terrasse of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
The small terrace runs from the...
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Château de St-Germain-en-Laye  Château de St-Germain-en-Laye
Château de St-Germain-en-Laye
In the shape of an irregular...
1:00
Musée jardin Maurice-Denis
Musée jardin Maurice-Denis
Maurice Denis, who was a member of...
1:30
Sainte-Chapelle of St-Germain-en-Laye
Sainte-Chapelle of St-Germain-en-Laye
The Sainte-Chapelle church was...
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Forêt de St-Germain
Forêt de St-Germain
Clasping the Seine river, this...
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