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Fontainebleau forest

“It's not just a forest I want to see, it's Fontainebleau” Marcel Proust.
Powerful smells from the undergrowth, the inhabited silence of the forest, shimmering colours and landscapes dictated by the seasons - the visitor delights in the multi-faceted personality of the forest of Fontainebleau.

Park of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

A masterpiece of seventeenth-century architecture, with refined decorations, a model garden designed by Le Notre and magical candlelit tours.

Pringy Town Hall Park

The town of Pringy is one of the finest examples of "nature in the city" in the département: its town hall, the former "country house" of the Count of Vaudreuil, is set in 9 hectares of landscaped parkland.

Parc Debreuil

Just a stone's throw from the town centre and close to Melun's municipal greenhouses, Parc Debreuil is a small island of greenery ideal for walking, regulated fishing and sport.

Town Hall garden

The gardens of the Town Hall cover 5800 m², a beautiful natural space for relaxation and leisure for children with its playground.

The Botanical Garden

Located on the edge of the Médiathèque, the botanical garden is a very pleasant place to stroll around.

Remarkable trees

A remarkable tree is one that has been identified for a number of reasons.
It is part of our heritage because of its rarity, size, position, age or symbolic power. The heritage in question is natural, cultural, landscape, etc.

Val d'Ancoeur: listed site

The story begins like a fairy tale: "Once upon a time, there was the Val d'Ancœur..." with its castles, its legends and the 3 names of this small stream, which has become a myth, from Ancœur to Ancoeuil and ends in Almont... before flowing into the Seine.

Ile Saint-Etienne

Melun has been developing since Roman times. Part of the town was built on the Île Saint-Étienne, a privileged site that was easy to defend and also made it easier to cross the river.

The Bréviande forest

The Bréviande regional forest covers almost 3,500 hectares and extends over a large part of the Melun Val de Seine conurbation.
In the Middle Ages, this forest was owned by the Abbey of Saint-Denis.

Le Bois de l'Ormeteau

A former rocky and sandy quarry, the Bois de l'Ormeteau is a natural area of ecological, faunistic and floristic interest (ZNIEFF), located to the south of the municipality of Seine-Port.

Espace naturel : le Bois de La Rochette

Natural area: Livry Park

Come and stroll around the Parc de Livry. Your senses will be awakened both on the path along the Seine and on the wooded paths.

Barony Park

This park probably dates from 1803 - 1804. It was designed by the famous agronomist Jean Augustin Victor Yvart (1763-1831), who retired here in 1824.

La Prairie Malécot

In 1993, the Conseil Général de Seine et Marne acquired 9 hectares of the 14-hectare Malécot meadow in Boissise-le-Roi.

Parc naturel régional du Gâtinais français

Parc Faucigny-Lucinge

10.6 hectares of woodland featuring, among other wonders, a magnificent Sequoia with a 3-metre circumference. A natural setting where walkers can admire wild orchids, a whole diversity of insect life, and an ancient Cedar tree.

The Notre-Dame garden

The Notre-Dame garden, adjoining the collegiate church, is a small place of rest and meditation where you can contemplate the Seine. This medieval-inspired garden features aromatic and medicinal plants.

Spelthorne Park

4.6 hectares of greenery and woodland, with the ru d'Ancoeur becoming the river Almont and then flowing into the Seine, benefiting the many regular anglers.

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