Milly-la-Forêt Travel Guide

  • For over 500 years, a town marketplace
    For over 500 years, a town marketplace
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  • Things to Do
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  • Milly's Massive Market: Magnificent!
    Milly's Massive Market: Magnificent!
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Milly-la-Forêt Things to Do

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    by ExGuyParis Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    An amazing work of art-- The Cyclops-- was a joint venture among a number of artists. The work was started in 1969 by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely. Over ten years, he invited other artists to assist him, and he was able to enlist César, Daniel Spoerri, Arman, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Eva Aeppli, Bernhard Luginbühl, Jesus Raphael Soto, Larry Rivers, Seppi Imhof, Rico Weber, Philippe Bouveret, Pierre Marie Lejeune, and Niki de Saint Phalle.

    The work sits in the woods, and you walk through the sculpture.

    The Cyclops is open from May to October. See the web site for directions and additional info.

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    by ExGuyParis Updated Feb 22, 2003

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    48 massive oak pillars, resting on stone bases, support Milly La Foret's market structure.

    The building, although classified as a national monument, continues to serve the needs of the town, hosting a market every Thursday afternoon.

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    by ExGuyParis Written Feb 22, 2003

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    The most striking feature of Milly La Foret is its huge marketplace, built In 1479. Thanks to a special grant from King Louis XI, Admiral de Graville, Lord of Milly, received the right to build the Market and to hold within it three fairs per year as well as a market each week. The Market became a classified Historic building in 1923.

    Milly's Massive Market: Magnificent!

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Milly-la-Forêt Shopping

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    by ExGuyParis Written Feb 22, 2003

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    Surrounding the market square, you will find all the "usual" shops to support village life (pharmacy, bakery, banks, restaurants) plus a number of specialty shops with art and/or antiques.

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