Castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

It is in the castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye that the national archaeology museum reveals its unique collection and takes you on a journey through the ages.

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Place Charles de Gaulle
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye

As a family, through the ages

Created in 1862, the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale - called, until 2005, the Musée des antiquités nationales - is without a doubt one of the oldest galleries in France. Over the decades, the museum's collections have been constantly enriched by the various archaeological discoveries.

Today, the National Archaeology Museum presents rare pieces, dating back to the Paleolithic, the Neolithic, the Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman Gaul and Merovingian Gaul. It is notably within its walls that one can admire the famous Lady of Brassempouy, the first statuette with a human face. In the sumptuous Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the Museum of National Archaeology still sails through the five continents, thanks to its collection of comparative archaeology, which highlights the ethnographic history of humanity.