In what it was the palais episcopal of the bishops of Meaux, now there is since 1927 the museum of Bossuet, the Eagle of Meaux, adviser, guide, and sage of king Louis XIV ,who came back to be the bishop here and it is enterred in the Cathedral.see tip.http://www.ville-meaux.fr/-Musee-Bossuet-.htmlin contact you have the story of the palais...more
the advisor and teacher in religious matters of king Louis XIV was bishop Bossuet, the eagle of Meaux ,where he serve as bishop for many many years, he is buried in the cathedral.This is the native town of my wife, obviously been here so much...The cathedral is considered as in the top 50 of all Cathedrals in France, and the complex around it...more
a wonderful new museum in my wife's native town, i know pictures but hey I come here so much ..weellthis is a museum re enacting the events of WWI and especially the Battle of the Marne.It is very easy accessable fromParis gare de l'est,and walk from train station here is easy.Recently the Monument Americain is being renovated, that I passed so...more
The cathedral and ramparts will certainly not deceive the visitor, but the streets of Meaux do not have a big medieval character, many old houses have been demolished and if it is enjoyable to walk in the streets, they are not really “medieval”; rue St Remy has a few half timbered houses, and offers a nice perspective to the cathedral (picture 1)....more
When you finish (or begin, depends which way you prefer) the ramparts tour, you find the tourist office of Meaux, where a lot of information about meaux and surroundings can be found.At the tourist office, the young employees will inform you about guided tours in the city, guided visits of the cathedral, and here you will find maps which help to...more
The old city of Meaux is partly surrounded by ramparts some of which date from Roman times, and some remains of that time are still there; they have been rebuilt or renovated during history and today they look a bit like bits and pieces, but I like a lot these ramparts with dark green lawn and multicoloured iris flowers (picture 1). It is very...more
You can enter the big yard, or place, located between the cathedral and the bishop’s palace (museum) from the East side, or the west side; it is a closed yard, surrounded by buildings and, if the cathedral dominates the place, there are a few other buildings which are very interesting to look at.When you enter the yard from the East side, you pass...more
A visit to the diocese garden is a nice break during a visit in Meaux, between museum and Cathedral. It is not a very big “Jardin à la Française”, but with its surroundings it has some character and the bishop’s palace and the cathedral offer nice backgrounds to the rose gardens and small hedges. Even under grey sky of winter (picture 1) it looks...more
The day I visited the museum, there was a temporary exhibition about WWI, as the Meaux municipality was promoting a future museum dedicated only to WWI; so all the items of this temporary exhibition would soon go to the museum which is under construction. I did not take time to visit the permanent collections (which were not accessible when I...more
The doors of the cathedrals tell a lot of stories, and to learn what these stories tell, it is better to visit the cathedrals with a guide; I did not visit with a guide, but you can enquire for a guide at the tourist office or at the bishops office.I noticed that the low reliefs of the tympanums, the statues were in very bad shape, many statues...more
As was written at the beginning of this page, Meaux suffered from three wars in recent times, and a big part of the fragile windows has been lost; A few of them have miraculously survived and with recent renovation, they look again beautiful; a few medieval stained glass windows are preserved in the choir of the cathedral of Meaux.The most famous...more
Gargoyology? Even if it existed as a science, I could not write a lot about, but I wanted to show a few of the hundreds of gargoyles of St Etienne cathedral. Walk around and look high. . . “des diables en pierre qui décrochent les nuages. . . “ I quote Jacques Brel who song about the cathedrals in his “Plat Pays”, lots of these devils can be seen...more
When you enter the cathedral St Etienne, what you remark at first is its austerity; it is unusual in a catholic church, and this austerity underlines very well the shapes, lines and perspectives of the cathedral; very high pillars and arches surmounted by another flight of arches and windows give the nave (picture 1) a real high and narrow...more
I do not think it is William of Baskerville on the first picture, but when I discovered this statue, I immediately thought of him! Haha! William of Baskerville is a character of the famous novel “The name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco, a middle age thriller taking place in the library of a monastery; William of Baskerville was using glasses to read...more
The Cathedral St Etienne of Meaux is by far not as famous as Reims, Chartres, Paris, Strasbourg, and I can guarantee you, once you have visited it you do not understand why! You, I don’t know, but me, I do not understand why it is not as famous as Sens, Beauvais, Soissons, . . . . Well, you understand I find this cathedral just beautiful, but may...more
The city hall of Meaux is a very classical building of the French Third Republic; this city hall has been built in the end of the 19th century on an older city hall building and a former castle of the counts of Champagne; campanile, columns with ionic capitals, big clock surrounded by baroque sculptures. . . . . there are plenty of buildings of...more
Aaah! What a wonderful cheese! On the first picture, you see the essentials you have to know: shape, colour, texture, and from the tags you see it is of certified origin (appellation d’origine controlee, like for wines and other products in France) and also the tag mentioning it is made with raw cow milk.Real food is not plastic food: on picture 2,...more
The market hall is located in the middle of the area comprised in the meander of the Marne river; this hall has been erected in 1879, and is made of steel and glass.In this hall is where the locals come to buy fresh food for their week ends; only the general view already is mouth watering. . . . You find of course the famous cheese on the market...more
32, Avenue Victoire, Meaux, 77100, France
Good for: Families
It is set in a big (3 hectares) greenery on the banks of the river Marne and have a private park and...more
1 Rue de la Cave aux H_rons, RN 3, Meaux, Ã?le-de-
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
In rue St Remy, with view on the cathedral are a number of small restaurants. I tried a Turkish restaurant and was quite happy with the glass of beer and platter of kebab with boulgour and salad; it was fast and not too fat. . . :) Tables are installed on the sidewalk, and on sunny days it is quite nice. Other restaurants in the area are certainly...more
We went into a restaurant in Meaux. But I could not remember the name nor the adress due to the fact that I was very tired after driving nearly 1200 km from Austria til France. When dining in Meaux, don´t forget to try Brie de Meaux, which is a delicious cheese. Meaux is famous for it.more
17 Reviews and Opinions
Sorry folks, but after driving more than 1200 kilometres from Göttlesbrunn til Meaux I was toooo tired to look out for nightlife in Meaux. I was glad to see the bed after the dinner .....
... and we stayed there LESS than 24 hours ...
But next time, I will check it up. I promise!!
First by car, the city is at the crossroads of many, A4 Paris/Metz-Nancy has direct link to A1 Paris/Lille A5 Paris/Dijon A104 (call the Francilienne a road encircling Paris) A86 (the beltway around Paris)taking a que from the city of Meaux ,you can have an interactive map of the city to find things and parkings...more
A very enjoyable way top go to Meaux is to go there biking; it is a bit long, but as the road and tracks follow a canal, there is no hill to climb up, all is flat!The trip is 45 km long, so if you want to bike you need to be fit and prepared for a ride of 2 to 3 hours (or longer, but you want to visit Meaux?).I biked to Meaux several times and came...more
Meaux is 30 to 45 mn distant from Paris Est train station; there is a train about every half hour, so Meaux is very easy to reach from Paris, and in Meaux, the city centre is very close to the train station.Picture 1 has been taken from the station, and it shows the cathedral and city hall are not far; You see the pink train station of Meaux on...more
There was a thread on cheese in the forum and realise, well cheese I love and my wife comes from Meaux, where the famous Brie de Meaux came out, cheese of king, the king of cheese at the Vienna congress of 1815.the fromagerie or cheese shop here is fantastic ,still one of the few really places you can still get the real brie de meaux, the other is...more
This is an all inclusive market selling just about everything you can imagine. we come here for the food especially the real brie de meaux cheese. It is open year round, every day from 8h to 13hThere are several realising this market town on the banks of the Marne river (flowing into Champagne country)There are in city center or Centre ville, at...more
I do not often write shopping tips, and shopping in general is not a “touristy activity” I praise, but I thought the shop I found here could be of interest, for you ladies. . . . or for you guys, if you want to offer a nice souvenir to your partner, if she does not like cheese, or you live in a country where you may not be allowed to import cheese....more
As wrote in the "Accomodation" tip, the hotel was located inside a very greeny area and so my sister wanted to make a picture of me ..... and here it is.
Although our stay was less than 24 hours, I really enjoyed it very much and maybe I will go back one day.
This is the beginning of a Franco-American cooperation;;;another one ::)The town I first came to meet what today is my wife of 22 years!!! She is a native of Meaux,and her street is on my front page here.These are some of the personal photos I have on hard disk now.http://www.ville-meaux.fr/Le-Jardin-Bossuet.htmlits a town that allows me to really...more