About fifteen kilometers west of Paris, the castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye was first a royal residence, Louis VI the Gros, Saint-Louis and Louis XIV. In 1862, Napoleon III decided to restore the castle and to install the collections of national archeology. The museum, renovated by Malraux, now houses national antiquities from the earliest settlements of France until the year 1000. It retains the finest known collections of prehistoric art engraved and carved, including the female head of Brassempouy is one of the masterpieces

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The World of Clovis, the exhibition you are the Hero

22 October 2022 22 May 2023
For the exhibition "The World of Clovis", the National Archaeology Museum is inventing a new way of visiting the museum, at the crossroads of books "where you are the hero", role-playing games and video games. Through a playful and immersive journey, the exhibition invites visitors of all ages, alone, with family or friends, to plunge into the world of the early Middle Ages. Take a trip back in...

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