Things to see and do - Montereau-Fault-Yonne
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Montereau-Fault-Yonne Travel guide
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The town takes its name from a monastery situated where the River Yonne flows into the River Seine.
It was in Montereau that John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and co-regent of the Throne, was murdered in 1419. The episode led to the Treaty of Troyes when the country fell under English rule in 1420. On 18 February 1814, Napoleon fought his last battles against the Prussians and Austrians at Montereau. The town, famous for its earthenware, is now part of the suburbs of the capital.
Tourist attractions Montereau-Fault-Yonne : Things to see and do
1 Place du Parvis F - 77130 Montereau-Fault-Yonne
It was to take three centuries to build (13 to 16C). Note the 14C Virgin and Child on the doorway. A majestic nave with fine arch keystones in the right-hand aisle. The sword of John the Fearless hangs from a pillar in the central nave.
2 pl. René Cassin F - 77130 Montereau-Fault-Yonne
A reminder of the importance of Montereau earthenware in the 19C. 25 display cabinets exhibit over 400 pieces produced in Montereau between 1750 and 1955.
F - 77130 Montereau-Fault-Yonne
After the school in the new town of Montereau-Surville, head to the edge of the wooded hill and the two panoramic view points, vestiges of terracing of the now demolished Château Surville. The view takes in Montereau, the bridges and the collegiate ..