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This hilly town is composed of a village-style centre, surrounded by luxurious estates. Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived here which has made the town a place of literary pilgrimage and gave it the privileged name of «Emile» during the French Revolution. The town was the birthplace of a great family, the Montmorencys, which, after centuries of glory, died out in 1632 when Henry II of Montmorency, the Governor of Languedoc, was decapitated in Toulouse.

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  • Montmorency's Collegiate Church of St Martin Interesting

    r. St-Martin F - 95160 Montmorency

    Built on a series of terraces, the flamboyant Gothic style church overlooks the «valley» of Montmorency, now an urban development. Inside, the stained-glass windows are magnificent examples of Renaissance art. On the other side of the façade are the ..

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau Museum

    5 r. Jean-Jacques-Rousseau F - 95160 Montmorency

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived in this house from 1757 to 1762 with his companion, Thérèse Levasseur. The museum relates his daily life in the house, cut short by Parliament's decision to have him arrested following the publication of Emile. A tree-line..

  • Montmorency Forest

    F - 95160 Montmorency

    The forest, mainly composed of oaks and chestnuts, is currently undergoing major development work. The plantation of young oaks is in process to even out the growth and make walking in the forest easier.

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