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History of the castle and tour of the roofs

May to September
Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle

The history of the castle, today a museum showcase, yesterday a royal residence...

Come follow in the footsteps of France's most famous kings and discover the history and architecture of the former royal estate.

At a height of some fifteen meters, from the château's roof terraces, discover the characteristics of Renaissance architecture and learn about the history and architecture of this former royal estate built by François Ier.

The rooftops offer a breathtaking view of the inner courtyard, the castle grounds and an exceptional panorama of the Seine valley.



The rooftop tour is subject to weather conditions. It may be cancelled in the event of bad weather or extreme heat.

For safety reasons, it is forbidden to children under 12.




10:30 am or 2:30 pm: Wednesdays, weekends, school holidays

14:45: Monday, Thursday, Friday (excluding school vacations)

Conference fee €5 + admission fee €6 (free for under-26s)

Booking is subject to availability.

Please contact the Service du développement culturel et des publics (Monday to Friday, 9am to 12:30pm)


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