FRANCE ILE DE SEINE ET MARNE Melun Town Hall WikipediaM
elun (pop 37,800) was once a Gaulish town that was turned into a large stable for messenger horses during the Roman times. The town’s old château was also a place of residence for the Capetian kings during the Norman period, as it was heavily guarded with strong fortifications. Sadly, most of these ramparts and castle walls have been destroyed over time. Just a few structures stand as reminders of their glorious past- such as the Collegiate Notre-Dame [47 rue de Général de Gaulle +33 164522652]. This Gothic-Renaissance structure was erected by King Robert II (also known as Robert le Pieux) and was remodelled much later, by François I. The church once housed the Melun Diptych until 1450 and was listed as a historic monument in 1840. The town usually acts as a base for those coming to explore Vaux-le-Vicomte and/or Fontainebleau.

 

STREET MAP MELUN

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1. Tourist Office  2. Hôtel de Ville  3. Collegiate Notre-Dame