Ramparts’ gardens

At the back of the Bossuet garden, you will access a stairway leading to a terrace which is in fact the upper-section of the Gallo-roman ramparts of the city of Meaux.

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Ramparts’ gardens - Meaux

Bishop Dominique Séguier offered the city a remarkable landmark when he arranged an extension of the garden on these ramparts.
In 1670, Dominique de Ligny, his successor, ordered the construction of a small house, which according to traditions, served as a working cabinet for Bossuet, the Eagle of Meaux. But being more of a night worker, the famous prelate certainly wrote more strenuously in his library, which was more comfortable. Nevertheless he certainly withdrew to the ramparts house often so he could meditate and prepare his well known sermons.