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- a.k.a. Maison Centrale de Detention en Seine-et-Marne, a storm approached

constructed: 1812-1832, on the site Hotel-Dieu Saint-Nicolas, a 17th century hospital
architects: Guy de Gisors (1762-1835), Nicolas Nicaise Solente & Basile Frederic Dupont
location: 10 Quai de la Courtille, l'île Saint-Etienne

* Melun, population: 38,700
The Ligne Chateau Bus in front of Melun Gare SNFC / train station serves Chateau Vaux le Vicomte and Château de Blandy-les-Tours

Prieure Saint-Sauveur

- remnant of the Priory of Saint Sauveur

constructed: 1534-1549 on the foundations of a 10th century church
destroyed: 1610, (tower) by artillery fire during a religious war
abolished: 1690, (priory) by Louis XIV (1638-1715)
renamed: Chapelle des Coches / Chapel of Coaches
razed: 1869
location: Rue Saint-Sauveur & Rue du Chateau

Hotel de Ville

- city hall

constructed: 1846-48
architect: Jean Jacques Gilson (-1849)
location:16 rue Paul-Doumer

Jacques Amyot Statue
- statue of translator Jacques Amyot (1513-1593)
created: 1857-60
artist: Louis Eugene Godin (1823-1887)

  • Last visit to Melun: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated Nov 8, 2014
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