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Saint-Germain-en-Laye tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Germain-en-Laye is situated in the Yvelines department and Paris region.

Tourist classifications for Saint-Germain-en-Laye include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Versailles Palace at 11 km and Arc de Triomphe at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Germain-en-Laye in Paris.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles is an...

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 15 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Arc de Triomphe is the second largest triumphal arch in the...

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 15 km (direction east), in the Paris department

Built in the late 19th century as a temporary monument, it is...

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Champs-Elysees

Champs-Elysees

at 16 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Champs-Elsées, often called the most beautiful avenue in the world, is...

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Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

Church at 17 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Eglise de la Madeleine is a most unusual church, being built...

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Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 17 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris is best known for its eight...

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Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 17 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Jardin des Tuileries is a large park and garden near the...

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Paris Opera

Paris Opera

at 18 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The extravagant design and decoration of the Palais Garnier, usually known as...

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Palais-Royal

Palais-Royal

at 18 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Palais-Royal is a 17th century palace with attractive gardens in the...

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The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 18 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains countless...

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Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Church at 18 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most famous...

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Montmartre

Montmartre

at 18 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Montmartre region of Paris is almost a separate village within the...

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most...

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Catacombs

Catacombs

at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs in tunnels...

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-en-Laye

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-en-Laye

  • Marly-le-Roi: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (3km)
  • Montesson: market Thursday & Sunday (4km)
  • Chatou: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (5km)
  • Poissy: market Thursday (5km)
  • Carrieres-sur-Seine: market Tuesday (6km)
  • La Celle-Saint-Cloud: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • Maisons-Laffitte: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Bailly: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Acheres: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Houilles: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)

Hotels near Saint-Germain-en-Laye

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

What to do at Saint-Germain-en-Laye? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Aquarium

  • Cinéaqua (15km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (19km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (24km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Eiffel Tower (15km)
  • Parc Monceau (16km)
  • Grand Palais (16km)
  • Champs-Elysees (16km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (17km)
  • Petit Palais (17km)
  • Palais Bourbon (17km)
  • Rodin Museum (17km)
  • Place de la Concorde (17km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (17km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (17km)
  • Place Vendome (18km)
  • Orsay Museum (18km)
  • Paris Opera (18km)
  • Palais Royal (18km)
  • The Louvre (18km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (18km)
  • Montmartre (18km)
  • Montmartre district (18km)
  • Pont-Neuf (19km)
  • Saint-Eustache (19km)
  • Catacombs (19km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (20km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (20km)
  • Place des Vosges (20km)
  • Place de la Bastille (21km)
  • Parc de la Villette (22km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (26km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (27km)
  • Vexin Francais (27km)
  • Oise-Pays de France (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (2km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (4km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (5km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (5km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (9km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (16km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (18km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (18km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (18km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (20km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (20km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (20km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (22km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (24km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (27km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (33km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (43km)
  • Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Gisors (Gisors) (48km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (50km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (51km)
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (58km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (0km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (6km)
  • Parc de Versailles (11km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (11km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (11km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (18km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (19km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (21km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (22km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (24km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (25km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (27km)
  • Parc de Courson (33km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (35km)
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (35km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (38km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (38km)
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (40km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (42km)
  • Potager des Princes (43km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (44km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (45km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (46km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Chevreuse (23km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (27km)
  • Murs à pêches (27km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (33km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (42km)
  • Château de Sauvage (43km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (49km)
  • Foret d'Halette (53km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Parc Asterix (43km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Pontoise (17km)
  • Rambouillet (35km)
  • Noisiel (39km)
  • Chantilly (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Vesinet (3km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (7km)
  • Courbevoie (12km)
  • Levallois-Perret (14km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (14km)
  • Meudon (14km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (18km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (18km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (27km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (29km)
  • Creteil (31km)
  • Gagny (32km)
  • Livry-Gargan (32km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (57km)
  • Melun (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (13km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (20km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (22km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (25km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-en-Laye is in the Paris region of France at 15 kilometres from Versailles, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-en-Laye is 19 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Canton: Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Arrondissement: Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Department: Yvelines

Region: Paris

Postcode: 78100

Distance to Saint-Germain-en-Laye

from Versailles (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 19 km

from Calais: 229 km

from Nice: 701 km

from Bordeaux: 495 km

from Strasbourg: 416 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Germain-en-Laye from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigremont, Bougival, Carrieres-sous-Poissy, Chambourcy, Chatou, Croissy-sur-Seine, Fourqueux, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Le Pecq, Le Port-Marly, Le Vesinet, Louveciennes, Maisons-Laffitte, Mareil-Marly, Marly-le-Roi, Mesnil-le-Roi, Montesson, Poissy, Saint-Nom-la-Breteche and Sartrouville.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-en-Laye

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