Nuit des Musées 2024: the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale du Domaine de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (78)

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on May 16th, 2024 at 09:46 p.m.
To mark Museum Night, the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale - Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye is opening its doors free of charge on Saturday, May 18, 2024. Numerous activities are planned for the whole family. Here's your chance to find out what's in store for this 20th edition!

Why not take advantage of Nuit des Musées to escape the capital and discover a royal castle, the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye? With free access to the rooms, the Nuit des Musées is a great opportunity to take a stroll, on May 18, 2024, through this château rebuilt in the 16th century by François I as the main royal residence until Louis XIV deserted the"Château Neuf" for the Château de Versailles in 1682.

This magnificent monument has housed the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale since 1862, bringing together masterpieces of Celtic and Gallo-Roman antiquity- three million objects, including 30,000 on display - from the Paleolithic to the early Middle Ages.

Traditionally, the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye offers a free tour of its permanent collections. Unique in the world, the Édouard Piette collection contains a fabulous array of prehistoric tools, weapons and art objects, discovered in the 19th century by Édouard Piette during excavations in the Pyrenees. Numerous masterpieces are on display, including the famous "Dame à la Capuche" discovered at Brassempouy, in the Landes region. The scenography has remained unchanged since the 19th century, at the request of the collector who bequeathed his collection to the museum under the condition of a presentation defined by him and unchanged over time.

For this new edition, the museum is unveiling a special program of visits and events. Find out more about what to expect on this unique evening.

The program for this Nuit des Musées 2024 at the domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye :

Le programme est mis à jour en fonction des annonces officielles.

See you at the Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye to enjoy this unique night!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On May 18th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    Place Charles de Gaulle
    78100 Saint Germain en Laye

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    Recommended age
    For all

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