Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
General Information



Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

The Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a royal palace in the commune of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in the département of Yvelines, about 19 km west of Paris, France. Today, it houses the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale (National Museum of Archaeology). It was mentioned in Coronation.

Season Two Edit

In Coronation, After encountering the spirit of his dead father from his son's nanny Caroline; Francis seeks help is determining whether or not this is really his father talking through the nanny or if it's a nasty trick. Caroline soon appears before Francis again talking as Henry; however this time he is ready as he asks questions that no regular person would know about his father: He asks "Where were you born?" Caroline answers "The Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye." which is correct; Francis then asks "Who were your parents?" Caroline answers "Francis I, and Queen Claude of France." which is also correct. After hearing his questions answered correctly, Francis' suspicions that this is some sort of joke are quickly put to rest.

Gallery Edit

  • Coat of Arms of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  • The Church of Saint Germain
  • Saint Chapelle
  • Bedroom of King Louis XIV

Trivia Edit

  • King Henry II was born here on March 31, 1519
  • Two of Henry and Catherine's children were born here
    • Princess Margaret of Valois on May 14, 1553
    • Prince Charles Maximilian on June 27, 1550
  • King Louis XIV was born here on September 5, 1638
  • Queen Jeanne III, of Navarre was born here on November 16, 1528
  • While in exile, King James II lived here
  • The wedding of Henry's parents: Francis I and Queen Claude, Duchess of Brittany took place here on May 18, 1514

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