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Museums and sights

Lieu de Mémoire Leroy

The factory of Europe's first wallpaper manufacturer, Leroy, was established in 1912 in Ponthierry where it played an important role in the growth of the local economy, until it closed in 1982.


Le pont de Maincy

Le Pont de Maincy est situé dans le hameau de Trois-Moulins, près du "Moulin d'en bas". Il traverse l'Almont, et fut construit en 1822 par le colonel Thomson pour accéder à sa demeure (château de Coudray).


Les Affolantes

Sites privés.


La Maison des Carmes

Bâtisse acquise par Nicolas Fouquet, il y fait installer des ateliers de tapisseries. Sur autorisation royale, ceux-ci deviennent en 1660 une manufacture privée placée sous la direction de Charles Le Brun.


Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte

This 17th century masterpiece combines the genius of three highly talented artists brought together by Nicolas Fouquet: the architect, Louis Le Vau, the decorator, Charles Le Brun, and the landscape architect André Le Nôtre.


Le Château de Soubiran

Bâtisse également nommée "Les Bas Bouillants" est une de ces constructions typiques de la seconde moitié du XIX ème siècle.


National Gendarmerie museum in Melun

For the first time ever, the Gendarmerie Nationale Museum puts its heritage on display to the general public. A rich collection as diverse as it is plentiful, to immerse the visitor in the past of this institution (duties, lifestyle, resources, etc.).


Melun municipal Museum

Located in the Vicountcy House, a 16th century home that belonged to Nicolas Fouquet, the Melun museum was created in 1860.


Abbaye Notre Dame du Lys

The Cistercian abbey of Notre Dame du Lys was founded by Saint Louis and his mother, Blanche of Castille, in 1244. The nuns, who came from the abbey of Maubuisson, moved in in 1248.


Museum Henri Chapu

Drawings, small-scale models and gips models of the French sculptor Henri Chapu (1833-1891), distinguished by the prix de Rome in 1855.


Eglise Saint-Aspais

The gothic church of Saint-Aspais, a listed Historical Monument, is Melun's largest church. This striking "irregular trapezoidal" structure features sculptures, 16th-century stained glass windows and a steeple that all add to its uniqueness.


Collégiale Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame Collegiate Church is a listed Historical Monument. Founded by King Robert le Pieux, it is an example of Romanesque art from 11th-century Melun.


Le Prieuré Saint-Sauveur

Saint-Sauveur priory is one of Melun's oldest monuments. Its remains were added to the historical monuments list in 1946.


La fontaine et la place Saint-Jean

Place Saint Jean, where once stood a fortified gate, is now a busy central square featuring a 19th-century fountain.


Seine-Port

Seine-Port: A haven of peace on the edge of Paris


Maincy

Located 3 km north-east of Melun, Maincy stretches across 1,019 hectares, half of which are occupied by the estate of Vaux-le-Vicomte, a work of art of 17th-century classical architecture.


Maison de la Faïence

Discover the earthenware activity of Rubelles at the village's museum devoted to its memory.


Crédits photo

  • Office de Tourisme de Melun Val de Seine
  • Ville de Melun Val de Seine
  • Julien Meneret
  • Didier Paris
  • Collectif Images
  • Alticlic
  • Pascal Gaël
  • Jérome Mignon
  • Michel d’Anastasio
  • Frederic Miel
  • Sophie Loyd
  • Thierry Benne
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