Walk in the Park of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, la Grande Terrasse

A tour of the Park and the Museum of archaeology in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Saint-Germain-en-Laye worth the look. Saint Germain is served by the train (RER A) - very easy to access. The departure of the walk begins immediately after the exit of the train. Then you can visit the Castle and the Park, the Castle contains the archaeological National Museum, it is a very classical museum with many objects exposed in the showcases. You have to pay an admission fee to enter the museum but you can go into the courtyard of the Castle and visit the chapel for free (best option).Then you can stroll around the Park and see the great terrace which offers a beautiful view of Paris and its surroundings. The Castle and the Park is adjacent to the forest of Saint-Germain. This is a very good idea to walk for a Sunday afternoon.

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Duration: 2 h.

The Castle

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The Castle
The castle is located directly at the exit of the RER A. You can’t miss it. The castle has just been beautifully restored.

The castle courtyard

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The  castle courtyard
You can see for free the courtyard which worth the look, you can also visit the small chapel.

The museum

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The museum
The Castle is now the National Archaeology Museum. Very classical Museum with a lot of objects in showcases.

The large terrace

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The large terrace
Magnificent view over the whole region.

The path along the terrace

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The path along the terrace
La Grande Terrasse is huge! The path stretches out of sight. Go at the end requires a good half-hour walk.

Gardens à la française

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Gardens à la française
This is a typical French garden.

Fountain in the Park

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Fountain in the Park
The entrance to the park.

The forest

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The forest
From the park of the castle you can directly go to the forest of Saint-Germain.

Picnic in the forest

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Picnic in the forest
You can picnic if you want.

The Church

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The Church
The imposing church of Saint Germain-en-Laye looks like a Roman temple.

View of the Paris area

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View of the Paris area
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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