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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Henry II. Renaissance in Saint-Germain-en-Laye

31 March 2019 14 July 2019
At the National Archaeology Museum, the beginning of 2019 will resonate with the Renaissance period. Organizing its next exhibition around the reign of Henry II, the museum will complete its offer of archaeological collections with a look at the history of its walls and the personalities who lived there. Five hundred years have almost passed since the birth of the future King Henry II in Saint-Germain-en-Laye on 31...

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