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  • 1 Municipal Museum

    Museums and art

    4 quai de la Courtille F - 77008 Melun

    This was one of Fouguet's residences, containing a number of lapidary vestiges and documents on old Melun.

  • 2 Collegiate Church of Our Lady

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 3 Church of St Aspais

    Religious buildings

    r. St-Aspais F - 77000 Melun

    Its originality lies in the irregular shape, designed to allow for the irregularity of the ground. The church has fine 15C doorways and the first chapel in the north side aisle contains the cilice of St Louis.

  • 4 Constabulary Museum

    Museums and art

    8 r. Émile-Leclerc F - 77000 Melun

    The Maréchaussée (Marshalsea), whose name was derived from the fact that it was directly under the orders of the Marshals of France, became the «Gendarmerie nationale» (national constabulary) in 1791. The rooms display the uniforms, equipment and wea..

  • 5 Town hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 6 Birthplace of Jacques Amyot

    Museums and art

    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.

  • 7 Île St-Étienne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pt St-Étienne F - 77000 Melun

    This small island in the River Seine, now a botanical garden, is where King Robert the Pious built a castle given as a dowry to the «white queens», in other words the royal widows, given this name because of their long white veils.

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