MORET-SUR-LOING




Moret-sur-Loing

The Royal Square, the City Walls, the 12th century Keep are proud of their medieval origins and shape the architecture of the old city.
Though most of the 1356 meters of walls and the twenty towers have disappeared over the years, the two gateways, Porte de Bourgogne and Porte de Samois, magnificently attest its medieval past.

Vue aérienne - Moret-sur-Loing
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The majesty of the gates, the bridge and the banks of the River Loing as that of the Church Notre Dame make Moret an exceptional site for history enthusiasts, dedicated walkers and painters. While strolling through the centre of town, you will discover superb Renaissance façades, the House of the Barley Sugar, a speciality of the nuns of Moret-sur-Loing since the 17th century or even the house and tomb of Alfred Sisley, the “Moret Impressionist”, who was the first to capture the majesty of light over the city.

Numerous tourists come and see the sites painted by Sisley and these sites have been preserved: the Bridge over the Loing, immortalized by the painter ,the Church Notre Dame, the dominating Keep, the towpaths…To those who come from town or villages nearby, come and enjoy a guided tour and don’t hesitate to wander in the narrow streets or along the banks of the river, before enjoying a meal at one of the best restaurants in town.

Enjoy rowing a boat or have a walk, canoe down the river, reach Moret by boat, arriving at the port of call. The “Point Sisley”, the Local Museum, the Bicycle Museum will welcome you. And don’t forget the Festivals: the Spring Festival and the 1900 Fête – in May and September - .

The heart of Moret keeps beating.

 



 

Visit the medieval city

To discover the medieval city, follow the Historic Town Trail at leisure or book a Guided Tour.
Information at the Tourist Office Moret Seine& Loing, place de Samois
Phone: 01 60 70 41 66

See more about guided tours

Port of Call

9 spaces for pleasure boats and 2 spaces for passenger boats (water and electricity provided).
Open from 1st April to 31st October
Phone: 33 (0)1 60 72 81 70 and 33 (0)6 08 95 38 95
Email: port.moret@ccmsl.com

Point Sisley

Discover the life of Alfred Sisley, (the Impressionist Painter) through his works.
24, rue Grande.
Information : 33 (0)1 60 70 39 99 or 33 (0)1 64 31 18 74
Free entrance.
The Tourist Office also offers thematic Guided Tours on Impressionist Painting. See more about guided tours

INFORMATIONS LOISIRS NATURE


Café Thalie Théâtre

www.cafethalietheatre.com
The theatre has shows throughout the year.
Rue Georges Morangier
Bookings : 06 68 91 10 11

Sensitive Natural Area of Prairie Clemenceau

This vast wetland located along the river in Moret-sur-Loing faces the barn, former property of the family of "Tiger" G. Clemenceau. It is home to many protected species. Naturalistic outings are offered by Seine et Marne Environnement.
Website: www.me77.fr


Grand Jardin swimming-pool

Currently being completely rebuilt
Route de Saint-Mammès


Medieval doors and ramparts - XIIth - XVth century.

At the end of the 12th century, Moret marked the border between the kingdom of France and Burgundy. Philippe Auguste makes Moret a stronghold and surrounds it with a belt of ramparts, flanked by 3 doors. In the West, the door of Samois (formerly of Paris), in the East, the door of of Burgundy, the door of Orleans having disappeared in the XIXth century.
The Burgundy Gate is open to the public during the Heritage Days.

Notre-Dame church: XIIth-XIIIth century

Considered as a major element of the Gothicarchitecture north of the Loire, it presents an apse without ambulatory and a choir inspired by Notre-Dame de Paris. It houses a Renaissance organ that is among the oldest in France.


Moret keep: XIIth-XIXth century

Seat of the seigneurial power of the king under Louis VI, this Norman type keep dominates the city. It was a residence appreciated by the first Capetians and later by Jacqueline de Bueil. In 1664, the Superintendent of Finance, Nicolas Fouquet, was imprisoned in the custody of D'Artagnan.
Open to the public during the Heritage Days

Town hall : 1910 - 1913.

Originally a grand mansion, it was transformed by the Parisian architect Paul-Joseph Clément, a neo-gothic lover, into a fifteenth-century private mansion pastiche. In 1948, the municipality acquires it to install the Town Hall.
Other must see includes The Raccolet house, the bridge of Moret and the Priory of Pont Loup
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Façade François 1er

This Renaissance gallery dating from 1527, known as "François I" is an architectural fantasy that we owe to Nicolas Chabouillé. It is decorated with carved motifs alternately representing flowers and scenes from the works of Hercules. Originally located on Rue Grande, it was bought by a cavalry colonel, dismantled and rebuilt in Paris and became the facade of a mansion intended for his mistress, the actress Miss Saint-Mars. In 1955 it returned to Moret, after a 133-year exile.
Town hall courtyard


The Barley Sugar Museum

The recipe for this candy enjoyed the world over was created in Moret-sur-Loing by Benedictine nuns in the 17th century.
The museum gives you a chance to discover and taste this speciality.

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Musée du Sucre d'Orge
Moulin provencher
Contact :
Moret Seine & Loing tourist office
Phone: 01 60 70 41 66
Email: tourisme@ccmsl.com
Entrée adulte : 2.00 €. Enfant - 10 ans : 1.00€.

Barley sugar shop
Place Royale - Tél. : 01 60 70 24 53


hiking trail « Batellerie et forêt»

9 km loop between Saint-Mammès and Moret-sur-Loing. Starting point and recommended parking: Grand Jardin car park, rte de St-Mammès - Circuit accessible on foot from the train stations of Moret and St-Mammès.


The Bicycle Museum

Set up within the ancient shops of the Prugnat Factory where the famous “bicycle clips” were manufactured, the Bicycle Museum concentrates on the history of the bicycle.
The Draisienne (the hobby-horse), the Michaux’s Penny-farthing, the Grand Bi (the front-wheel driven penny-farthing),
the “Hirondelle” and the numerous unusual collection pieces on show will make your visit an unforgettable trip into the past.
Site Prugnat, route de St-Mammès.
Tel : 33 (0)1 64 70 62 52
E-mail : tourisme@ccmsl.com
Information at the Tourist Office.

The museum opens from tuesday to friday from 10h to 13h and from 14h to 19h, and on saturday from 10h to 18h.
Free entrance.

The bicycle museum guided tours are available for groups (20 people maxi per visit).

COMMENTED GUIDED TOUR

Package: 98€ (group of 20 people).
Open all year (except Monday and Sunday from October to March). Mandatory reservation.

INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: MORET SEINE ET LOING TOURISM OFFICE

4 bis, place de Samois—77250 MORET SUR LOING Téléphone
Phone: 01 60 70 41 66
E-Mail: tourisme@ccmsl.com

 

Les animations

  • Spring market (may)
  • 1900 festival (september)
  • Festival of lights (december)
  • Heritage days
  • Festival of humor

Population: 4464 inhabitants

Area:  494 hectares

Town hall

Openings: 
From monday to thursday: 9h to 12h and 14h30 to 17h30
Friday: 9h to 12h and 14h30 to 17h15
Saturday: 9h to 12h
26 Rue Grande

Phone: 01 60 73 51 51
fax: 01 64 31 11 29

Email: le-maire@moretsurloing.fr

Post Address: 
BP N°10053 
77816 MORET SUR LOING CEDEX

Moret-sur-Loing official website

 

Municipal Museum

Monthly exhibitions 

From march to novembre: opens friday to sunday and public holidays frome 14h to 19h. 
Place de Samois 
Information on 01 60 70 32 30 or by mail

EXHIBITION VENUES: 





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