• Paris Museum Pass
    Indoors
    Family-friendly
    Cultural & historical sites
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    Paris Museum Pass
    €6.00
    /person normally

What you'll do

Explore the splendor of this restored medieval castle that displays archaeological artifacts from the Stone Age to the 11th century

Visit the National Archaeology Museum with The Paris Pass®

  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • Discover France's history through archaeological finds in this stunning museum
  • The vast collection contains jewels, crafts, and armory from the Roman Gaul era and “Lady with the Hood” an ivory sculpture, dated from 21,000 BCE

A delightful museum housed in the stunning Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale is the French national archaeology museum. As well as being a center of excellence the museum contains a finely displayed collection of artifacts and is a pleasure to explore.
 

 

Situated about fifteen kilometers west of Paris, the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye was originally a royal residence, built in 1124. In 1862, Napoleon III decided to restore the castle and to use it for the national archaeological collections

The museum details archaeological expeditions, discoveries, and methodology. It houses an array of antiquities from the early settlements of France up until 1000 AD. The museum is divided into sections covering the Bronze Age and the Neolithic and Palaeolithic ages.

The Musée d'Archéologie Nationale boasts an unrivaled collection of carved and engraved prehistoric art. Among these artifacts, the female head from Brassempouy is acknowledged as the most significant. There are also great collections of jewelry, coins, combs, armor weapons and art, as well as some more curious objects.

This museum, with its great collection of ancient objects, is a brilliant snapshot into the worlds of our often mysterious ancestors. Join the expedition today.

Know before you go

Please note: this attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass, which is included with your Go City All-Inclusive Pass. Please download it before you visit!

For the full list of attractions on the digital Paris Museum Pass, please visit our information page.

For more information visit the National Archaeology Museum website.

Where you'll be

Château-Place Charles de Gaulle, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, FR

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Operating hours

Wednesday - Monday: 10AM - 5PM

Opening and closing times may change. For updated timings, please check the attraction website.

Closings & holidays

Tuesdays, January 1, May 1 and December 25

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