Meaux

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TownMeaux
Insee code77284
Postcode77100
Latitude48.9593960
Longitude2.8792550
AltitudeFrom 39 to 107 meters
Surface14.80 km²
Population54024 inhabitants
Density3650 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsVillenoy at 2 km
Chief townMelun (at 67 km, 49 min)Crégy-lès-Meaux at 2.1 km
DepartmentSeine-et-MarnePenchard at 3.3 km
RegionIle-de-FranceSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

  • Location - History:
  • Meaux, sub-prefecture of the Seine-et-Marne is the largest hub of northern department, capital of the Brie. Prestigious city for its cultural heritage, it is ideally placed in a natural and rustic, surrounded by farmland, near the forest Montceaux and picturesque valleys of large and small Morin.
  • City more than two millennia, Meaux was the Gallo-Roman an important urban center. Many archaeological remains today provide evidence that time still largely incomplete. The town was erected into a bishopric from the 5th century.
  • Its urban development since the early Middle Ages until the end of the old regime is intimately linked to all episcopal jewel of Gothic architecture in the center of the city. The old town consists of a tangle of winding streets and narrow, forming a fragmented ancient and picturesque. Around this ancient center of important elements of the Gallo-Roman and medieval are always visible.
  • Bossuet, great person has left his name and traces in the local memory or in the assets of Meaux. He called the eagle Meaux took possession of the bishopric of Meaux in 1682. Residing regularly Meaux he himself celebrated the great liturgical feasts and drove many pastoral visits. The author of the most eloquent sermons of the 17th century, member of the French Academy since 1671, died April 12, 1704, and was buried in the cathedral choir.
  • The American monument is erected out of Meaux on the road to Soissons, where the advancing German army was stopped. In tribute to the hard fighting the battles of the Marne in September 1914, the American monument donated by the United States to France dominates its 32 meters of the battlefield and the town.
  • Gastronomy:
  • Brie de Meaux, which has the world famous city, stands as one of the gastronomic specialties. Presenting a slightly cream, a thin rind and white striped pigment of red spots, a soft dough is smooth and creamy, the "prince of cheeses and desserts first" offers a pleasant, honest and fairly mild.
  • The Meaux Pommery mustard is the second culinary specialty of the town of Meaux.
  • Meaux over water: Meaux developed in the windings of the Marne and the canal Ourcq. A beautiful boat fitted stop drinking water and electricity is built on the banks of the Marne. Located downtown, it retains the boater for many local services and views of the cathedral.

SIGHTSEEING

The main architectural elements that make up the Episcopal city are:

  • St. Stephen's Cathedral offers a harmonious vision of gothic style of the twelfth, thirteenth, 14th and 15th centuries with a performance at the remarkable elegance. Indeed, the Cathedral Meaux started around 1180 in 1530-1540 does not end with the beginning to the end of work, several phases of Gothic architecture which left each time traces tangible building . The great diversity of forms and styles did not affect the aesthetic qualities of the cathedral and is the original material in comparison with other buildings rather remarkable for their stylistic unity.
  • Bossuet The museum, formerly the Bishops Palace at the foot of the cathedral. The palace was built from the 12th to the 17th century and consists of a distinctive architecture of the lower rooms, a hall of the synod and apartments paneled 18th century. The first floor exhibits paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries in which Le Nain, Rigaud, Bon de Boulogne, De Troy, Senelle meet. Then the 19th with Millet, Gerome? and also sculptures Bouchardon. These works are from the former collection of bishops Meaux, plus donations and bequests. Visiting the museum Bossuet invites you to trace the architectural history of this event and former residence of the bishops of Meaux while walking through different rooms of the palace where the memory of Bossuet is always present.
  • Old Chapter, located east of the court of the diocese was sometimes called "castle chapter" because of its four turrets corbelled inspired by the military architecture of the Middle Ages. This vast building has two large rooms with vaulted arches in the basement and ground floor, a noble room on the first floor and finally an attic under the roof. Not accessible to visitors.
  • Bossuet The garden created in the 17th century during the episcopate of Dominica Seguier in line with French gardens, has a geometrical shape resembling a bishop's miter. Local tradition assigns the young André Le Nôtre authorship of this garden.
  • The Garden Walls is an extension of the garden Bossuet on the walls offering Meaux a remarkable site. It houses a small chapel called "flag Bossuet" and the beautiful avenue of yews which extends over a sixty meters. Site accessible only through guided tours.
  • The Natural Park Pâtis located within walking distance of downtown offers an incredible gallery of landscapes and spaces equally amazing that each other by their diversity and beauty: lakes, banks of the Marne, flower meadows, tall reeds, woodland providing shade and their freshness. The Park hosts Pâtis fauna and flora rich and valuable, you will be surprised at the turn of a road or a bridge. So many treasures to discover in your walks!
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Meaux
Information pointsTourist Office of Meaux
Leisure centresMuseum Bossuet,   Museum of the Grande Guerre
MonumentsCathedral Saint-Étienne
Performance hallsLa Caravelle,   Stadium Alberto Corazza,   Theatre Gérard Philipe,   Theatre Luxembourg

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Market every Saturday - City Market in downtown.
  • Market every Tuesday morning - Boulevard Jean Rose city center.
  • Producers Market every Sunday morning - Henry 4th Place in downtown.
  • Great Egg Hunt Easter in April (Episcopal city park and Chenonceau).
  • National Tourism Days and Handicap: March.
  • The program, guided discovery of the natural park of Patis, cruises on the Marne, tasting Brie Meaux ...
  • All tours are accessible for disabled people and with hearing impairments, visual and mental but also the disabled.
  • Free on reservation +33 1 64 33 02 26.
  • Bursts Arts Festival: In May and June
  • Getting to honor artistic practices in both amateur and practice through the work of artists.
  • Many places exhibition - Free entry.
  • Water Festival: in June
  • Many water sports (canoeing, rowing, pedal?) But also zodiac rides, jet ski show or dog demonstrations "Newfoundland".
  • Quai Sadi Carnot in the river Marne - Admission free.
  • Big History Show "The Arrow of Time" performances every Friday and Saturday from mid-June to late July to 22.30 & from late August to mid-September at 21:30.
  • The range Meaux: July and August.
  • Swimming, sunbathing with recliner, a village adventure, beach volleyball, trampolining, tree climbing, paddling?
  • Extended Quai Jacques Prevert - Admission free.
  • Sportissimeaux: in September.
  • Initiations, demonstrations and meetings with sports clubs and associations of Seine-et-Marne.
  • Sports Complex Tauziet - Admission free.
  • Heritage Days: September.
  • Free access to many tourist attractions.
  • Free admission.
  • Meaux back: in September.
  • Market Briard, animation and entertainment in the medieval streets.
  • Neighborhood Market - Free admission.
  • Fall Fair: October.
  • Hundreds of exhibitors in the areas devoted to housing, decoration, local produce or crafts provide their news in the city.
  • Free admission.
  • National Competition of Brie Meaux: October.
  • Graduation followed by a chapter exceptional.
  • Free admission.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • The crypt of Jouarre.
  • Crecy-la-Chapelle and Notre Dame College.
  • La Ferte-sous-Jouarre and heritage of the millstone.
  • Lizy-sur-Ourcq and Crouy-on-Ourcq.
  • The valleys of the Grand and Petit Morin.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Relax at the Dream Castle SpaWellbeingFrom 80 € to 140 €Magny-le-Hongre (10.9 km)
Spa at the Hotel PaxtonWellbeingFrom 80 € to 140 €Ferrières-en-Brie (19.4 km)
Karting on a 400 metre indoor circuitSports sensationsFrom 18 € to 120 €Noisiel (22 km)
Plaine Forme Adventure ParkSports sensations12 €Coubron (25 km)
Buy champagne at Gratiot-DelugnyLocal flavours14.90 €Crouttes-sur-Marne (26 km)

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PHOTOS

The episcopal city (© toutenphoto)The episcopal city (© toutenphoto)
 
The Brie Meaux (© toutenphoto)The Brie Meaux (© toutenphoto)
St. Stephen's Cathedral (© toutenphoto)St. Stephen's Cathedral (© toutenphoto)
 
The Old Chapter (© toutenphoto)The Old Chapter (© toutenphoto)
Garden Bossuet (© toutenphoto)Garden Bossuet (© toutenphoto)
 
Pâtis Natural Park (© toutenphoto)Pâtis Natural Park (© toutenphoto)
Meaux Range (© toutenphoto)Meaux Range (© toutenphoto)
 
market (© toutenphoto)market (© toutenphoto)
Musée Bossuet (© toutenphoto)Musée Bossuet (© toutenphoto)
 
The American Monument (© toutenphoto)The American Monument (© toutenphoto)
The Arrows of TimeThe Arrows of Time
 
A historical Arrows of Time (© MS)A historical Arrows of Time (© MS)

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WEATHER

Tuesday 2 September
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Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 3 September
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Min. 11°C - Max. 23°C
Thursday 4 September
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Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantL'Ardoise  
8.8
Meaux
MONUMENTAL - At the foot of the Cathedral of Meaux L'Ardoise that the restaurant is open. A restaurant, tastefully decorated, contemporary and undeniable comfort. Inside, outside, the...
Located in Meaux33 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Taverne de Maître Kanter  
8.3
Meaux
ALSACE GOURMET - A dive in the heart of authentic Alsatian inn in the center of Meaux? Inside old brewery building and ultra-class rustic floating above your plate winstub: La Taverne...
Located in Meaux27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Péniche  
8.2
Meaux
ALONG THE WATER - You dream of playing pirates on the Marne? Go to the collision of the restaurant La Péniche! Located on the waterfront of downtown Meaux, den greedy fill the landlubbers...
Located in Meaux17 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Castle with 3 bedroomsLa Roseraie du Poncet    
8.7
Saint-Augustin
The charm of an unusual small rustic 18th century castle located in a beautiful environment surrounded by nature, large park for relaxing - ready atv - Equestrian Tourism Centre on...
Located 21 km from MeauxFrom 75 € to 90 € the double room 
Pavillon with 2 bedroomsNouveau Chez Marile Chambre d' hôtes    
9.9
Bry-sur-Marne
With approval from clévacances No. 94CH00016 4 keys. 3rd floor of the house pretty new room 25 m ². Ideal for holidays or business. Possibility same level 2nd bedroom private bathroom...
Located 30 km from Meaux80 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 9 personsTerre de Doue  
9.2
Doue
Terre de Doue, spacious and functional, adjoining the owners house, located 35 km from Disneyland Paris, between Meaux and Coulommiers at the foot of the Butte de Doue, between the...
Located 23 km from MeauxFrom 430 € to 730 € per week 
House for 7 personsGite La Croix de la Jarrie  
9.4
Châtres
At 18 km from Disneyland and 35 km from Paris, home or cottage on two floors can accommodate from 5 to 7 people 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, 2 toilets.. Fully equipped and spacious. Peaceful....
Located 28 km from Meaux684 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsDuplex proche Paris et Disneyland  
8.7
Bry-sur-Marne
Tourist accommodation officially rated 3 stars. Located in the city center, this apartment of 36 sqm on the ground floor, furnished welcomes you in a haven of tranquility. Comfortable,...
Located 29 km from Meaux300 € per week 

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HOTELS

Campanile Meaux - Hotel in MeauxCampanile Meaux     
7.2
Meaux
This Campanile is located in the Meaux commercial centre, 20 kilometres from Disneyland Resort® Paris. It offers en-suite guestrooms with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The Campanile Meaux’s...
Located in MeauxRoom from 45 €
Hôtel Confort - Meaux - Hotel in MeauxHôtel Confort - Meaux     
6.1
Meaux
Hôtel Confort – Meaux is located in Meaux, a 15-minute drive from Disneyland Resort Paris, and 800 metres from Parc Naturel du Pâtis and the Marne River. It offers free Wi-Fi access....
Located in MeauxRoom from 47 €
Kyriad Hotel Meaux - Hotel in MeauxKyriad Hotel Meaux     
7.1
Meaux
This Kyriad hotel is located just outside the historic town of Meaux, 20 km from Disneyland Resort® Paris. It offers en suite guest rooms with a TV with Canal+ channels and free Wi-Fi....
Located in MeauxRoom from 59 €

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The Marriott's Village d'Ile-de-France resort is situated in Bailly-Romainvilliers, in the countryside just beyond Disneyland Paris. It offers fully equipped...
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