With its vast parks and rich past, this old Briard city offers the visitor inviting opportunities to browse.
There is a signposted walking tour of the town’s curiosities and monuments. The imposing church of Saint Etienne dates from the thirteenth century and was built on the site of a former graveyard. It has interesting stained glass windows: the flat chevet has a rose window representing the work cycle through the twelve months of the year, the high windows in the nave have pictures of fourteenth century bishops, and some side chapels still have their original stained glass windows.
Further on, the old castle, currently undergoing restoration, bears witness to the power of the local lords. It was built at the end of the twelfth century and has kept part of its square surrounding walls and its towers. The archaeological digs that have been carried out since 1982 have carried along the creation of a Heritage Interpretation Centre within the seigneurial home. The thirteenth century front of the Hôtel Dieu, running alongside the street to the market, shows just how important this building was in the Middle Ages.
All year round, daily.
Seine et Marne Attractivité - 08/09/2021
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