Moret-sur-Loing Travel Guide

  • Along the Loing
    Along the Loing
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  • Moret-sur-Loing
    Moret-sur-Loing
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  • Notre Dame
    Notre Dame
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Moret-sur-Loing Things to Do

  • Walk through town

    The draw of Moret-sur-Loing isn't any particular sight or museum, it's the lovely setting alongside the Loing River. Unless you already have a guide to the town, stop by the tourism office at the entrance to the old part of the town near the Porte de Samois and they can give you a map of the sights throughout town. Moret-sur-Loing isn't very big,...

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  • Hotel de Ville

    The Hotel de Ville is the town hall of Moret-sur-Loing, in the courtyard behind the town hall you will find a renaissance facade dating to the time of Francois I. You can see Francois I's symbol, the salamander, on the facade in the 3rd photo. The facade comes from the Maison Francois I which was built in 1527 and then moved to Paris stone by...

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  • Notre Dame

    Notre Dame church was begun in 1166 on grounds consecrated by Thomas a Becket, construction continued through the 15th century. We didn't visit because it was later in the day

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  • Examine the Church of Notre-Dame

    The large church looks impressive from the far bank of the river but is crowded around by the "medieval" town. The church was started in the earliest part of the 13C and its choir shows the high Gothic style of Chartres with a tribune (taller and deeper than a triforium) and three equal levels to its elevation. The church was finished in the 14 and...

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  • The Porte de Samois Is At the West End...

    The other gate-tower looks similar to the one at the river but it has a statuette of the Virgin above its passage and is flanked down the rue Grande by many half-timbered houses.

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  • Look at the Maison de Francois I

    In the courtyard of the Hotel de Ville is this lavish Maison designed by Jean Goujon and Pierre Lescaut (before 1550). Apparently Fracois liked to get away from Fontainebleau to the settling quiet of Moret much as much as we did. So time later the entire structure was dismantled and removed to Paris and rebuilt there. (I suspect that is when the...

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Moret-sur-Loing Restaurants

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    by pedroswift Updated Nov 14, 2011

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    We were taken to this restaurant by a friend, a very good cook himself, who has eaten at many restaurants in the region & whose judgment we trusted. We were not disappointed. The buffet was very good quality. A diverse range of dishes both hot and cold. Entrees, Mains (hot and cold – meat and fish), salads, cheese, desserts, tea, coffee.
    For 22 euro per person we rated the summer time buffet excellent value.
    Terrace in Summer.
    A la Carte menu available.
    There was a range of wines both local and from other areas. Bottles for less than 20 euro.
    Pichets for 8 euro per half litre: 5 euro for a 1/4.
    Open every day except Tuesday and Wednesday from1200 to 1400 and from 1900 to 2200.

    Favorite Dish:
    Checkout the buffet table of goodies. Loved it all!

    I would not hesitate to return. It is worth a trip from out of town.

    English Spoken. On the web site it says something like, "We don't pretend to be very good English speakers but we know enough to take your reservation by phone".
    I met the Maitre'D in the main street of Moret two days later. He recognized me and shared a risque joke in English. His English is excellent and he is a Rugby Union fan so he can't be half bad.

    Note : late 2011 - tried access to web site below without success. Tourist office says they are still in business.
    Ownership may have changed. Please let me know if you visit.

    Quaint building Painting is big in Moret Advertising the Buffet
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Moret-sur-Loing Transportation

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    by Dabs Written Nov 12, 2011

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    Moret-sur-Loing is easily visited if you are at nearby Fontainebleau and have a car, it's around 10km between the two. Take the N-6 from Fontainebleau. The main road in between the Porte de Samois and Porte de Bourgogne is only one way so you may wish to find parking before you pass through the 1st gate.

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Moret-sur-Loing Local Customs

  • Barley sugar

    One of the things the tourism staff mentioned that we had to try was the famous barley sugar candies that are produced in Moret-sur-Loing. We stopped by the store she directed us to and we tried a sample the sugar candy, I didn't really think it was all that special and a little tiny amount of it was expensive although it did come in a pretty tin....

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  • Alfred Sisley

    Alfred Sisley spent the last 10 years of his life, from 1889-1899, in Moret Sur Loing. He died here from cancer in 1899, in poverty, not yet famous for his impressionist paintings. Moret sur Loing is a treasure trove of picturesque spots for an impressionist to paint, it's one of the most darling towns I've ever seen. He created over 400 paintings...

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  • Amateur Impressionists

    We were seated on a bench in front of the Terrace of our Inn (See Our Tips) looking out over the Loing at the Pre de Pin, when suddenly a tour bus arrived there and disgorged two dozen well-dressed Japanese, each carrying collapsible stools ,pads or boards and paint sets. Before you could recite a haiku they wer each busy at work painting and...

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Moret-sur-Loing Sports & Outdoors

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    by hquittner Written Jul 23, 2009

    All it takes to fish here is some information, time and patience (and probably a license). From the speed of the water wheel, the current is fast. I wonder if there are rods for rent with appropriate bait. Do you think these are local types? (Of course I cannot afford the time for such an activity when in France). I bet the local chefs would prepare your catch for dinner.

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