Our guided tours
- Please have a look at l'agenda to know the visit schedules.
- Tariffs of the guided tours.
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Guided tours in French are available for adults and young people (13 years upwards, unless otherwise stated). The tours are led by the national guides of the Réunions des Musées nationaux-Grand Palais.
Lectures on the Collections and the Château
The National Archaeological Museum has the greatest collection of prehistoric art in the world, as well as one of the richest archaeological collections in Europe. It conserves for you, and for future generations, three million objects from all the periods of Prehistory to the Merovingian Era. A total of 29,000 archaeological objects are presented, tracing the artistic, religious and daily life of the Gaulish men and women who first lived in France.
The château, which houses these collections, is a key location in the history of France. In fact, all the kings, from Louis VI in the 12th century to Louis XIV before he went to Versailles, lived in this place, whose current design was the work of Francois I. Today, although the château is no longer furnished, it is possible, through its architecture and the layout of its rooms, to relive the great events as well as the everyday stories in the history of France and its sovereigns.
General tours by department
These tours enable the visitor to explore the collections or to acquire a better understanding of a specific subject.
60 minute tours:
The Palaeolithic Period
The Neolithic Period
The Bronze Age
The Dawn of the Middle Ages
90 minute tours:
In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors
The Palaeolithic and Neolithic Periods
Roman and Merovingian Gaul
From Ballroom to Comparative Archaeology Room
The Piette Room
These tours enable the visitor to explore the collections through a theme.
Duration: 60 mins
The First Hunters
The First Villages
Living in the Time of the Gauls
Life in the Gallo-Roman Campaigns
Gods and Heroes in Gallo-Roman Antiquity
At the Dawn of the Middle Ages
Myths of the Ancient Worlds
Visit the museum, the château or a temporary exhibition outside normal opening hours, before or after a meeting.
Private lectures can be organised so you can enjoy our historic and archaeological heritage without the crowds.
We can provide a proposal tailored to your needs.