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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.

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  • Collegiate Church of Our Lady

    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..

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  • Town hall

    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.

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  • Birthplace of Jacques Amyot

    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.

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Hotels Melun

  • ibis melun

    81, avenue de Meaux F - 77000 MELUN

    "The hotel offers 73 rooms with free WIFI, ""L'Estaminet"" restaurant (closed Fri evening, Sat/Sun), a bar with a 24/7 snack menu and free private parking. The ibis Melun is the perfect starting point for many excursions such..

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Restaurants Melun

  • Le Mariette Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • La Bodega Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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