Montmorency The Essential
This hilly town is composed of a village-style centre, surrounded by luxurious estates. Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived here which has made the town a place of literary pilgrimage and gave it the privileged name of « Emile » during the French Revolution. The town was the birthplace of a great family, the Montmorencys, which, after centuries of glory, died out in 1632 when Henry II of Montmorency, the Governor of Languedoc, was decapitated in Toulouse.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Montmorency
Montmorency's Collegiate Church of St Martin
Montmorency's Collegiate Church of St Martin
Built on a series of terraces, the
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Museum
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Museum
Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived in this
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