St. Germain

Located in the Paris suburb of St. Germain, this little fixer-upper is formally called the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Louis VI built the first castle on this site in 1124. A chapel (not shown here) was added in 1238. Expanded several times over the centuries, Louis XIV was born here in 1638, but feeling cramped for space, he moved to the Palace of Versailles in 1682. Napoleon used it for his cavalry officers training school. The Peace Treaty of World War I was signed here in 1919. Finally, it was the German Army Headquarters during the occupation of France in WW II.

Today: site of the National Museum of Archaeology.

Thought for the Day: Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.
King Louis XIV of France

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