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  • 1 St. Pierre Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Former charnel house Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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 ..

  • 3 Maison-musée Maurice-Ravel Interesting

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 4 Castle ruins

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    prom. des Tours F - 78490 Montfort-l'Amaury

    You can see the ruins of a former castle at the top of the hill. Two sections of an 11C dungeon wall are progressively being overgrown by ivy. You can also see the remains of a brick and stone turret from Anne of Brittany's former fine castle. From t..

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