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
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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
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St Stephen's Cathedral of Meaux
St Stephen's Cathedral of Meaux
Built between the 12 and 16C, the
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Old Ramparts of Meaux
Old Ramparts of Meaux
Opening onto the watchpath is the 17C
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Old Chapter of Meaux
Old Chapter of Meaux
It was thought to have been the chapter
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Former Bishop's Palace - Bossuet Museum
Former Bishop's Palace - Bossuet Museum
The former bishops' house, built in the
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