For arts and history enthusiasts

Do you want to broaden our historical knowledge? Meaux, a medieval town which also houses Europe’s largest collection on World War I will certainly satisfy you.

Middle-Ages

Meaux’s historical center has preserved an urban organization inherited from the past. From the old town to the market quarter, monuments and small heritage keep reminding us of the rich history of the capital of Brie.

  • Meaux's historical center - 1h
  • Fine arts museum "musée Bossuet" - 1h

World War I

We are the 5th of September 1914, early afternoon. The first cannon shot blows up above the small town of Monthyon. It marks the start of the battle of the Marne, a decisive assault that will eventually stop the progression of German troops and save Paris during World War I. During 10 days, more than 5000 men are killed. It is this page of history that you will relive through the following visits.

  • Marne battlefields 1914 tour
  • Belleau wood and american cementery Aisne - Marne

 

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