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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Melun
Insee code77288
AltitudeFrom 37 to 102 meters
Surface8.04 km²
Population40011 inhabitants
Density4976 inhabitants/km²


National labelLe Mée-sur-Seine at 2.8 km (6 min)
DepartmentSeine-et-MarneRubelles at 2.9 km (6 min)
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Melun installed in a bend of the Seine, is since 1800, city prefecture of the department of Seine-et-Marne. Located fifty kilometers southeast of Paris, it now has more than 40,000 inhabitants within the metropolitan Melun-Val-de-Seine (over 100,000 inhabitants).

It has hosted many illustrious figures like Peter Abelard, Etienne Chevalier, Jacques Amyot, Louis Pasteur, Paul Cézanne, marking the artistic, cultural and economic life of the entire region.

Melun is mentioned for the first time in 52 BC The Roman conquest brought the city in history under the name of Metlosedum, "the seat of the reaper."

In the 10th century, with the advent of the Capetians, Melun gets the royal favor: a royal castle is developed at the tip of the island, the court regularly stays in the city, the Notre Dame was founded by King Robert the Pious ... Melun supplied the capital flour, processed on site and transported by the Seine.

Renaissance contribute to the architectural development of the city. The civil and religious heritage is embellished, evidenced St. Aspais church, a masterpiece of late Gothic.

This period also marked the phasing out of the castle by the kings of France who prefer the field of Fontainebleau. In the 18th century, the former fortifications were gradually dismantled to make way for boulevards. Important barracks testify until the 19th century a related to the strategic position of the city compared to Paris military presence.

In the 19th century, Melun industrializing. The railway arrived in 1849 and offers a new breath of urbanization. The city is experiencing a real development through industrialization oriented pharmacy (Cooper and Vernin laboratories) and food (Brasserie Gruber).

In 1945, the School Officers of the National Gendarmerie (EOGN - 4th Military School France) moved to Melun, continuing military presence in the city.

Melun is now a university town hosting a nursing school, and the IUFMs Faculty of Law and Economics.

Currency Melun "True to its walls to eat rats" speaks volumes about the loyalty and courage of Melunais through the centuries.

The city now offers a green heart at the door of the famous forest of Fontainebleau, with walks along the banks and a river port. Human-sized city just thirty minutes from Paris, Melun is embellished with lively shopping streets and a market rich in quality regional products including Brie Melun (Protected Designation of Origin).


"Melun, city of history" is a footpath of steps consisting of 29 plates enamelled lava, affixed to the facades of buildings or inserted into desks. A pamphlet published in French and English will guide you through the city to show you, in full freedom, its history and monuments. On sale at the Tourist Office.

The Church of St. Aspais, the Notre-Dame, the priory of Saint-Sauveur, the square and the fountain Saint-Jean, Hôtel de Ville Hôtel des Cens, the bulwark of the Byzantine Empire, Heloise and Abelard, the Bridge to Mills, the Recollects, the furnace of the ride, the Abbey of the Holy Father, the Hotel de la Vicomte, the birthplace of Jacques Amyot ... Here are some of the 29 stages of the historical path and thus some of the monuments and historical sites of the city.

Among the ideas for getting out tours, cruises on the Seine, tasting local products, markets and shopping streets, Brie Day ...

Guided tours of the city are available from April to October on various topics. Registration and information at the Tourist Office Melun: Tel. : +33 1 64 52 64 52 - Email: @ office.tourisme city

Detailed information
TransportRER station Melun,   Train station of Melun
Information pointsTourist Office of Melun
Leisure centresMunicipal Museum of Melun,   Museum of the Gendarmerie Nationale
MonumentsCollegiate Church Notre-Dame
Performance hallsAmphitheatre of La Reine Blanche,   Espace Saint-Jean,   Festival Hall of Melun


Ceramic sur Seine and pottery market - Heritage Days - Day Melun His Brie - Easter Egg Hunt - Fireworks July 13 - Treasure hunt for children - Bargain jumble - Wedding Fair - Exhibition seniors - Job Fair - Salon du Livre and wastepaper - Fishing Show ...


Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Blandy-les-Tours - Collegiate Church of Champeaux - Castle and forest of Fontainebleau ...

For groups, the Tourist Office Melun offers a wide range of visits: historical, Vaux-le-Vicomte, industrial tourism, cruises on the Seine, discover the local products of Seine-et-Marne ...


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French cuisine restaurantL'Escapade   NEW
FACING THE GENERAL COUNCIL - That 's nice to enjoy a good meal in a modern and refined setting. L'Escapade held by a couple of Seine -et- Marne who made the challenge of quality in...
Located in Melun45 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAtelier des Saveurs  
SIMPLICITY - A lovely terrace on a nice place, few pedestrian streets around a modern decor a bit do not forget sobriety ... Welcome to the restaurant in the heart of Melun Atelier...
Located in Melun30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantPlace Vaugrain  
Place Vaugrain, situated on Place Jacques Amyot, offers traditional cuisine in a modern and warm. A cozy and jazzy allows you to enjoy good food in pleasant surroundings, not to mention...
Located in Melun17 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsLes magnolias    
Nicole offers 2 rooms of 12 m² - Lounge with tv 40 m² - Bathroom and wc - wi fi - private parking. Located in a house surrounded by greenery sur1000 m² - 6 km from the Castle of Nicolas...
Located 3 km from Melun60 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLe clos fleuri     NEW
We are located in a residential village 35' away from Paris between the river Seine and the forest of Fontainebleau. We provide 5 confortable bedrooms all selected for their charm and...
Located 8 km from Melun100 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLa Cordonnerie de Réau     NEW
Cottages in the heart of a charming village just Brie 35 minutes from Paris by public transport and close to Disneyland, the castles of Vaux le Vicomte, Blandy les Tours and Fontainebleau....
Located 8 km from Melun68 € the double room 

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Apartment for 2 personsLes Magnolias
Furnished studio of 28 m² located on the ground floor in a house surrounded by greenery - fitted kitchen, double bed 160, TV, Entry 9 m², bathroom and toilet. Possibility home 2 2,...
Located 3 km from Melun400 € per week 
House for 7 personsGite La Croix de la Jarrie  
At 18 km from Disneyland and 35 km from Paris, home or cottage on two floors can accommodate from 1 to 7 people 1 or 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, toilets.. Fully equipped and spacious....
Located 22 km from Melun306 € per week 
Farm for 22 personsGites des jonquilles : 3 gîtes  
Located in a small country village, at 10 minutes from the climbing spots and « Grand Parquet » of Fontainebleau, we propose 3 gîtes, classified 3 ears of corn: 2 gîtes with a capacity...
Located 22 km from MelunFrom 490 € to 770 € per week 

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190 places over 5 haLe nid vert     NEW
Our campsite 3 * 4 hectares with 190 pitches is located 50 km from Paris, for the A6, at the edge of the rocks of Fontainebleau, it is the ideal place for hikers and rock climbers but...
Located 18.8 km from Melun20.35 € per day 
59 places over 1,2 haL'étang de belesbat    
Located in the heart of the French Gatinais pond Belesbat offers quiet, greenery along the river and its essonne private pond that is a paradise for fishermen KME 8 of the forest of...
Located 25 km from MelunFrom 16 € to 16.60 € per day 
140 places over 2,5 haBeauvillage de paris    
20 km from Paris Gare a 700 m in 20 minutes betting center in a park near shops.
Located 29 km from Melun22.50 € per day 

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Le Grand Monarque - Hotel in MelunLe Grand Monarque     
Ideally located 45 minutes from Paris and 35 minutes from Orly Airport, Le Grand Monarque welcomes you in a 3-hectare park. It offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and tennis...
Located in MelunRoom from 64 €
ibis Melun - Hotel in Melunibis Melun     
A few minutes from the A5 motorway going directly to Paris (50 kilometres), the ibis Melun hotel is the ideal point of departure for numerous excursions: the châteaux of Blandy les...
Located in MelunRoom from 49 €
Camping La Belle Etoile - Hotel in MelunCamping La Belle Etoile    
Located in Melun, Camping La Belle Etoile is a 14-minute walk from Melun RER Station, which leads directly to Paris. It offers self-catering mobile homes, an outdoor swimming pool and...
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Marriott's Village d'Ile-de-France
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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