Discover Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Saint-Germain-en-Laye Family, History, Napoleon III

50 kilometers of banks along the Seine, more than 5,000 hectares of state forests, a cultural and architectural heritage and national museum, the tourist destination “Saint Germain Boucles de Seine” has several points of interest. Blue Seine, green forest, white stones, yellow as the Sun King … Make « Saint Germain Boucles de Seine » a colourful territory.


Discover the day trip ” Saint Germain en Laye, Imperial City” for group only.


SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, IMPERIAL CITY “Napoleon III, the archaeologist”In the 19th century, Napoleon III, passionate about archeology, disencumbered the castle of Compiègne from its ancient remains and install them in Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle, which becomes, from then, the Museum National Archeology. After the presentation of the imperial history of the city, visit the Piette Room, dedicated to the archeologist’s collection passionate: Édouard PIETTE (1827-1906). Lunch Discovery tour around Napoleon IIIIn August 1855, during her official visit to Paris, Queen Victoria prayed to Napoleon III to show her the place of exile of the Stuarts, her ancestors. After her request, the emperor, passionate about archeology, decides to turn the castle into a museum that will become the showcase of French archeology. Guided tour of the city: outdoor presentations of the mess officers of the Imperial Guard of Napoleon III and the Royal Armory. 

Starting from 56 € / person