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Soubiran Castle

Also known as "Les Bas Bouillants", this building is typical of the second half of the 19th century.

Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle

The world-famous 17th-century château and its estate represent the most perfect "harmony between architecture and landscape". To visit Vaux-le-Vicomte is to immerse yourself in French magnificence.

La Maison des Carmes

Nicolas Fouquet bought the building and set up tapestry workshops. With royal authorisation, in 1660 these became a private manufacture under the direction of Charles Le Brun.

The Affolantes

Private websites.

The Maincy bridge

The Maincy Bridge is located in the hamlet of Trois-Moulins, near the "Moulin d'en bas". It crosses the river Almont, and was built in 1822 by Colonel Thomson to access his home (Château de Coudray).

Leroy Memorial

Leroy, Europe's leading wallpaper manufacturer, was based in Ponthierry from 1912 to 1982 and contributed to the town's economic development.

House of Earthenware

Come and discover Rubelles earthenware thanks to its museum, which is a place of remembrance for the town.


Located 3 km north-east of Melun, Maincy covers 1,019 hectares, half of which is occupied by the Vaux-le-Vicomte estate, one of the masterpieces of classical 17th-century architecture.


Seine-Port: A haven of peace on the edge of the Paris conurbation.

The fountain and Place Saint-Jean

Place Saint-Jean, once the site of a fortified gateway, is now a central thoroughfare with a 19th-century fountain.

Saint-Sauveur Priory

The Saint-Sauveur priory is one of Melun's oldest monuments. Its remains have been listed as a historic monument since 1946.

Collegiate church of Notre-Dame

Listed as a Historic Monument, the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame, founded by King Robert the Pious, is a fine example of 11th-century Romanesque art in Melun.

Church of Saint-Aspais

A listed Gothic church, Saint-Aspais is the largest church in Melun, with a striking "irregular trapezoidal" plan. Its sculptures, 16th-century stained glass windows and bell tower make it an exceptional church.

Henri Chapu Museum

Sketches, models and original plaster casts by the sculptor Henri Chapu (1833-1891), winner of the Prix de Rome in 1855.

Abbey of Notre Dame du Lys

The Cistercian abbey of Notre Dame du Lys was founded by Saint Louis and his mother, Blanche of Castille, in 1244. The nuns moved here from Maubuisson Abbey in 1248.

Melun Museum of Art and History

Created in 1860, the Melun Museum of Art and History is housed in the 16th-century Hôtel de la Vicomté. It houses historical collections illustrating the development of the town, as well as artistic collections (Chapu, Cassagne, etc.).

National Gendarmerie Museum

For the first time, the Musée de la gendarmerie nationale is presenting its heritage to the general public. With a rich and varied collection, it takes visitors on a journey through the history of the institution (missions, daily life, resources, etc.).

Crédits photo

  • Fremdenverkehrsamt von Melun Val de Seine
  • Ville de Melun Val de Seine
  • Julien Meneret
  • Didier Paris
  • Collectif Images
  • Alticlic
  • Pascal Gaël
  • Jérome Mignon
  • Michel d’Anastasio
  • Frederic Miel
  • Sophie Loyd
  • Thierry Benne