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Not far from the Rambouillet forest, the village of Montfort-l'Amaury was a simple fortress built by Robert le Pieux in the 10C. But then in the 11C, the Count of Montfort, Amaury, based himself here and gave his name to the little walled town. In the 14C, the town belonged to the Duchy of Britanny and later became a pleasant venue for roaming celebrities (including Maurice Ravel). Today, it is a resort that is popular with Parisians.

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  • St. Pierre Church of Avon Interesting

    pl. de la Libération F - 78490 Montfort-l'Amaury

    Anne of Brittany rebuilt this church in the 15C. It is a fine building with magnificent Renaissance stained-glass windows. On the outside right-hand portal, don't miss the medallions of benefactors supporting Renaissance embellishments, André of Foix..

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  • Former charnel house of Montfort-l'Amaury Interesting

    r. Amaury F - 78490 Montfort-l'Amaury

    You enter this cemetery via a magnificent, delicately sculpted, Flamboyant Gothic entrance. It is surrounded by 16C and 17C arcaded underground tunnels. According to Medieval custom, the latter received dead people's bones when the cemetery was full ..

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  • Maurice Ravel Museum Interesting

    5 r. Maurice-Ravel F - 78490 Montfort-l'Amaury

    Debussy's junior, Maurice Ravel settled in the small villa "Le Belvédère" in 1921. It was here that he composed most of his musical pieces, notably Boléro. In the tiny rooms (Ravel was short and wanted his living quarters to reflect his sta..

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  • Relais du Silence Saint-Laurent

    2 Place Lebreton F - 78490 Montfort-lʼAmaury

    The Hôtel Saint Laurent is located in the medieval town of Montfort-l'Amaury, 40 km from the Eiffel Tower. It has guest rooms with marble bathrooms, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. The Saint Laurent serves a buffet breakfast in the communal dini..

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