A sunny InstaMeet in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines

Last Sunday we were nine Instagrammers to meet on a sunny morning in our suburb of Paris. This InstaMeet in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines was a great opportunity to befriend with ... lire plus !

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From the roof of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle

On a clear and sunny day I was fortunate to climb to the roof of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle. Open to the public on rare occasions only, the terrace roof provides ... lire plus !

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Discover the old town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Saint-Germain-en-Laye dates back to the Middle Ages. The town has kept the original urban layout of the time it was the seat of the royal government under Louis XIV. ... lire plus !

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Discover the church of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The present parish church of Saint-Germain-en-Laye was built in 1827. It is the fourth sanctuary to have been built on the site since 1028. In the beginning of the 18th century it was known ... lire plus !

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Discover Saint-Germain’s Château-Neuf and Pavillon Henri IV

The Château-Neuf was one of Saint-Germain-en-Laye’s two castles which served as a royal residence from the mid-16th century until 1680. Built on the grounds of the Château-Vieux it offered ... lire plus !

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Discover the castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is known as the Château-Vieux (Old Castle). It is closely linked to the history of France. Surrounded by dry moats, the castle and its large circular towers today ... lire plus !

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Gardens of Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle

The castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is bordered by beautiful gardens. The domain extends to the forest and the Terrace of Le Nôtre which overlooks the West suburbs of Paris. The gardens of Saint-Germain-en-Laye are ... lire plus !

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Why it’s worth exploring the Forest of Saint-Germain

The forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is situated 20 km West of Paris and extends within a meander of the River Seine. It is surrounded by the towns of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Poissy, Achères, Maisons-Laffitte and ... lire plus !

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The great Terrace of Le Nôtre in Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The great terrace of Le Nôtre in Saint-Germain-en-Laye overlooks the Seine River and the western suburbs of Paris. Laid out between 1668 and 1675 near the two castles (Château-Vieux and Château-Neuf), the monumental ... lire plus !

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Discover the historic town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The historic city of Saint-Germain-en-Laye in the Yvelines département is famous for its royal castle and for being the birthplace of Louis XIV, the Sun King. The terrace of Le Nôtre, the castle’s gardens, the winding ... lire plus !

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