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Melun tourism and travel guide

Photo of Melun in Seine-et-Marne

Photo is of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte at 5 km from Melun

Visit Melun: highlights and tourist information

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Melun is situated in the Seine-et-Marne department and Paris region.

Tourist classifications for Melun include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte at 5 km and Fontainebleau at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Melun, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Melun in Paris.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Castle at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of the most important classical style...

See Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte guide
Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau

Castle at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

The extraordinary decoration of the numerous rooms and royal apartments at Fontainebleau,...

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Moret-sur-Loing

Moret-sur-Loing

at 22 km (direction south-east)

Moret-sur-Loing is a pleasant town with a historic centre close to Fontainebleau...

See Moret-sur-Loing guide
Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

Castle at 35 km (direction south-east)

The Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne is a beautifully restored 18th century chateau with...

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Chateau de Vincennes

Chateau de Vincennes

Castle at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Val-de-Marne department

The Chateau de Vincennes has an interesting history as an important royal...

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Catacombs

Catacombs

at 40 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs in tunnels...

See Catacombs guide
Pantheon

Pantheon

National Monument at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The 18th century Pantheon was originally to be a church based on...

See Pantheon guide
Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most...

See Jardin du Luxembourg guide
Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral

Cathedral at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, on an island in the Seine River, is...

See Notre Dame cathedral guide
River Seine

River Seine

at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The Seine river is at the heart of the city, near many...

See River Seine guide
Paris

Paris

at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The city of Paris continues to be the most popular destination with...

See Paris guide
Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle

Church at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

Sainte-Chapelle, on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, is an important...

See Sainte-Chapelle guide
Conciergerie

Conciergerie

National Monument at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

La Conciergerie at Paris is one of the oldest and most important...

See Conciergerie guide
The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains countless...

See The Louvre guide

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Map of places to visit near Melun

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Markets in and near Melun

Market days in Melun: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday;

  • Melun: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (0km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine: market Sunday (2km)
  • Moissy-Cramayel: market Saturday (11km)
  • Corbeil-Essonnes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Combs-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Fontainebleau: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Mennecy: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Brie-Comte-Robert: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Champagne-sur-Seine: market Thursday & Saturday (18km)
  • Mormant: market Thursday (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Melun, France

What to do at Melun? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Melun.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (37km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (41km)
  • Cinéaqua (45km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Jardin des Plantes (40km)
  • Catacombs (40km)
  • Place de la Bastille (41km)
  • Place des Vosges (41km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (42km)
  • Pont-Neuf (42km)
  • Saint-Eustache (42km)
  • The Louvre (43km)
  • Palais Royal (43km)
  • Orsay Museum (43km)
  • Rodin Museum (43km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (43km)
  • Palais Bourbon (43km)
  • Place Vendome (44km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (44km)
  • Place de la Concorde (44km)
  • Parc de la Villette (44km)
  • Paris Opera (44km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (44km)
  • Petit Palais (44km)
  • Grand Palais (44km)
  • Champs-Elysees (44km)
  • Eiffel Tower (44km)
  • Montmartre district (45km)
  • Montmartre (45km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (45km)
  • Parc Monceau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (4km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (39km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (39km)
  • Eglises de Saint Loup (Saint-Loup-de-Naud) (40km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (41km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (42km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (43km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (43km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (47km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (52km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (5km)
  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (16km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (18km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (33km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (35km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (37km)
  • Parc de Courson (38km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (39km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (39km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (43km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (47km)
  • Parc de Versailles (49km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (49km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (51km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Murs à pêches (39km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

  • Noisiel (35km)
  • Etampes (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (2km)
  • Creteil (30km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (33km)
  • Gagny (39km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (40km)
  • Livry-Gargan (43km)
  • Meudon (43km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (44km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (45km)
  • Levallois-Perret (48km)
  • Courbevoie (49km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (51km)
  • Le Vesinet (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc des félins (big cats) (29km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (37km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (40km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (47km)
 
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Geography and distances

Melun is in the Paris region of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Seine-et-Marne department (general information: Melun is 42 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Melun

Canton: Melun

Arrondissement: Melun

Department: Seine-et-Marne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 77000

Distance to Melun

from Melun (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 42 km

from Calais: 274 km

from Nice: 645 km

from Bordeaux: 480 km

from Strasbourg: 374 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Melun from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boissettes, Boissise-la-Bertrand, Cesson, Crisenoy, Dammarie-les-Lys, La Rochette, Le Mee-sur-Seine, Livry-sur-Seine, Maincy, Moisenay, Montereau-sur-le-Jard, Rubelles, Saint-Germain-Laxis, Savigny-le-Temple, Vaux-le-Penil, Vert-Saint-Denis, Villiers-en-Biere and Voisenon.

This page in French: Visiter Melun

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