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

A visit to the park and the National Archaeology Museum in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Why not take a walk in Saint-Germain-en-Laye? Saint-Germain-en-Laye is served by the RER A (at the very end of the line) and is therefore very easy to get to. The walk starts as soon as you get off the RER. Then you can visit the castle and the park, the castle contains the museum of Archéologie nationale, it is a very classical museum with many objects exposed in the windows. The entrance is paying but you can enter the courtyard of the castle and visit the chapel for free.

Then you can walk in the park and especially see the Great Terrace which offers a magnificent view of Paris and its surroundings. The castle and the park are next to the forest of Saint-Germain, so you have many possibilities to walk around. Here we are satisfied with a rather short walk.

To sum up, it is a very good idea for a Sunday afternoon walk.

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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. The facades have just been restored, it is really very beautiful.

The courtyard of the castle

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The courtyard of the castle
You can enter free of charge to see the interior of the courtyard, which is worth a visit, and you can also visit the small chapel.

The museum

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The museum
Inside the castle is the National Archaeology Museum. Very classical museum with a lot of objects in showcases from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. Very didactic museum.

La Grande Terrasse

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La Grande Terrasse
Magnificent view on the whole region. In the distance you can see the towers of La Défense.

The path along the Terrace

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The path along the Terrace
The Great Terrace is huge! The path stretches as far as the eye can see. To go all the way to the end requires a good half hour walk.

French gardens

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French gardens
The garden is a realization of Le Nôtre. There is also an English garden next door.

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
We leave the park to enter the forest of Saint-Germain. There are many possibilities for hiking, it is a forest easy to access with large paths and many indications.

Management in the forest

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Management in the forest
In this area there is a fitness trail and picnic facilities. It is the jogging place for the inhabitants of Saint-Germain.

The church

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The church
The imposing church of Saint-Germain-en-Laye looks like a Roman temple. You can visit it through a very small door on the side. You can also visit the city centre of Saint-Germain which is just next door.

View of the Paris region

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View of the Paris region
You can see the whole area by walking along the Terrace.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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