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  • 1 Collégiale N.-D.- d'Étampes Interesting

    Religious buildings

    r. de la République F - 91150 Étampes

    The wars of religion destroyed the sculptures on the south doorway which is now often compared to the Royal doorway in Chartres. As a consolation, there is a fine Roman bell-tower, an astonishing variety of interior perspectives, two decapitated colu..

  • 2 Place Notre-Dame

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Notre-Dame F - 91150 Étampes

    From this narrow square, extremely busy on market days, take rue du Pont-Doré for a pleasant view across the river, its bridges and old wash houses.

  • 3 Jeurre Park

    Nature and gardens

    Parc ee Jeurre F - 91150 Moriny-Champigny

    The structures in Jeurre park were taken from Méréville park and rebuilt here in the late 19C. They include the rostral column and Cook's cenotaph, by Pajou, the temple of filial Piety (a copy of a Tivoli temple) and the façade of the dairy with its ..

  • 4 Etampes Museum

    Museums and art

    pl. de l'Hotel-de-Ville F - 91150 Etampes

    The collections include a superb 12C grill taken from the ancient Morigny abbey, the head of a King of Judah from Notre-Dame collegiate and the midget King of Bouray, in bronze plate.

  • 5 Church of St Martin

    Religious buildings

    r. St-Martin F - 91150 Étampes

    Built separately from the church in the 16C, subsidence caused the tower to lose its balance and the architect to lose sleep. After numerous attempts at repair, in desperation he joined the base to the church. The interior of the church with alternat..

  • 6 Guinette Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue St-Jean F - 91150 Étampes

    It overlooks the town from the middle of a small wood. It was the castle keep, built to a very rare, four-petalled rose design, and its name comes from the old French word «guigner» meaning «watch», since it was used as a watchtower. Taken by Henry I..

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