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St. Germain En Laye is a commune located in the St. Germain En Laye arrondissement, in the Yvelines department, Ile de France region, France. St. Germain En Laye is located on an area of nearly 50 square kilometers, at an elevation of 78 meters. The population of St. Germain En Laye does not exceed 44,000 residents in present. St. Germain En Laye is very close to Paris, at about 20 kilometers of the city center of the city of lights. This is one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and has luxurious neighborhoods and elegant streets. The city of St. Germain En Laye was settled in 1020 by King Robert the Pious who founded a convent in the area. Notable natives of St. Germain En Laye include King Henry II, King Charles IX, King Louis XIV, composer Claude Debussy and tennis player Amelie Mauresmo.
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Church of Saint Germain was raised in the end of the 19th century on the site where the founder of the city raised a convent. As that was ruined, this building was raised on the same spot. A plaque on a side of the church explains all its history.
Forest of St. Germain En Laye is a natural area located within the area of St. Germain En Laye. It incorporates 35 square kilometers and is situated on the Seine River, at 20 kilometers west of the capital of France. Most of the trees in the forest are oaks and beeches. Thanks to its beauty, this is one of the most interesting places where locals spend their free time.
National Archaeological Museum was established in St. Germain En Laye in 1862. This is one of the most important French archeology museums in the country, covering a period that starts in the prehistory and ends in the Merovongian period. Since 2008, the museum draws to St. Germain En Laye more than 100,000 visitors each year.