Roof of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle


The roof of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle provides another perspective on the castle itself and its gardens. It offers a stunning view over the town and the western suburbs of Paris.

The flat roof is decorated with balustrades, sculpted vases and ornate chimneys. It offers a spectacular view down to the inner courtyard, the gardens, the forest, the town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the valley of the Seine River as far as La Défense.

View of the castle and its inner courtyard:

The campanile that stands on the castle’s keep:

The elegant sculpted vases and other decorated features:

“F” for François I, King of France:

View of the old town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye:

The church of Saint-Germain-en-Laye:

View of the gardens:

The great perspective from the Grand Parterre continued by the Avenue des Loges in the forest of Saint-Germain:

Please note that the visit of roof is usually not accessible to the public who visit the museum.


Discover the département of Yvelines (Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Rambouillet…): Tourisme en Yvelines.


About Author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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