Things to see and do - Melun
Unmissable tourist sites
Melun Travel guide
Melun : Michelin's recommendations
Founded on an island on the River Seine, Meclodunum became Melun and enjoyed its time of glory when the castle of Robert the Pious was given to the «royal widows»; some of them were to found abbeys in the region, others annoyed their sovereign son to the extent that he besieged the city!
The Brie region, east of Melun, is a mixture of forest and pasture land: this is where the renowned Brie cheese originated.
Tourist attractions Melun : Things to see and do
49 r. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 77000 Melun
Built by Robert the Pious, with a façade remodelled in the reign of Francis I, the church is Renaissance in style. The Gothic arches of the nave were restored in the 19C. Note the early 15C flatstone in the right aisle. On the right, near the chancel..
17 Rue Paul-Doumer F - 77000 Melun
In the courtyard stands the statue of Jacques Amyot, the Renaissance humanist, translator of the works of Pluto and tutor to the children of Charles VIII who was born in Melun.
48 Rue St-Aspais F - 77000 Melun
A medallion portrait of Jacques Amyot is displayed on the façade of this house, his birthplace in 1513.
81, avenue de Meaux F - 77000 MELUN
Just a few minutes from the A5 highway (direct to Paris), the ibis Melun hotel is the ideal starting point for a number of excursions: the Blandy-les-Tours or Vaux-le-Vicomte castles and Fontainebleau forest. The hotel boasts 73 rooms with free Wi-Fi..
31 r. St-Ambroise F - 77000 Melun
Warm tones dominate in this restaurant, which tends towards a modern decor and serves food that showcases seasonal ingredients. Market suggestions and a good choice of wines by the glass.
18 quai Hippolyte-Rossignol F - 77000 Melun
At this restaurant sample the delights of Spain and its flavoursome cuisine, or more specifically the cuisine of Asturias. High quality produce, delicious flavoured charcuterie.