Edward Corp visits the 17th-century royal apartments of the Chateau Vieux.

Unique Saint-Germain, with its combination of superb vistas and the vast stretches of forest that lie close beside; Saint-Germain, with its fine views, trees, soil and situation, its abundance of springs, its lovely gardens, its hill and terraces... [and] the beauties and conveniences of the Seine. There was a city... whose site alone provided it with all that man could desire.

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