Meaux The Essential
Meaux, designated a "Ville d'art et d'histoire", has many historic connections with the great preacher, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704). Famed for his funeral orations, and bishop here from 1682 to 1704, he was nicknamed the "Eagle of Meaux". The town has opened the Museum of the Great War, in a spirit of reconciliation. Meaux is also renowned for its local specialities: Brie cheese, mustard and, currently enjoying a renaissance, Meaux carrots.