Meaux The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Meaux
Musée de la Grande Guerre - Museum of the Great War
Musée de la Grande Guerre - Museum of the Great War
Behind its wall and armoured doors, the
120 minutes
Musée de la Grande Guerre - Museum of the Great War
Musée de la Grande Guerre - Museum of the Great War
Behind its wall and armoured doors, the
120 minutes
St Stephen's Cathedral of Meaux
St Stephen's Cathedral of Meaux
Built between the 12 and 16C, the
30 minutes
Old Ramparts of Meaux
Old Ramparts of Meaux
Opening onto the watchpath is the 17C
30 minutes
Old Chapter of Meaux
Old Chapter of Meaux
It was thought to have been the chapter
15 minutes
Former Bishop's Palace - Bossuet Museum
Former Bishop's Palace - Bossuet Museum
The former bishops' house, built in the
30 minutes