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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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Tourist attractions Montfort-l'Amaury : Things to see and do

  • St. Pierre Church 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..

  • Former charnel house 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 ..

  • Maison-musée Maurice-Ravel Interesting

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

    Maurice Ravel was a follower of Debussy and settled in the small villa called «Le Belvédère» in 1920. Here, he composed most of his musical pieces, notably Boléro. The cramped rooms (Ravel was small in height and wanted them to suit him) retain numer..

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