THE TREASURES OF GÂTINAIS VAL-DE-LOING!
A castle, an abbey, a church, a museum …
But also, a mill, a tower, a wash house, a well…
So many places that we invite you to discover. All these treasures, sometimes well hidden, which reveal the identity of our territory : so many places to discover, to find relaxation and to share with friends or family.
The castle moat, fed by the Fusin, already exists around an initial 14th century castle.
Since the 18th century, it has been used for weekly markets and fairs.
The wash house dating from the 19th century is located on the road to Ferrières.
Since 1994 this museum tells us about the adventure of the agricultural machine.
The North Postern Gate descends into the dry valley.
This beautiful civil monument in the open city served as a bureau de change, of which only the porch remains today with its 14th century gable and Renaissance-style facade windows.
The Madeleine Tower is one of the towers of the rampart that Charles VI authorized to the bourgeois of Château-Landon.
What we see today is just a remaining of the origins, monks had to face hard times, wars and realms adversities.
A lesson in masterful medieval architecture blending Carolingian, Romanesque and Gothic styles.
In Château-Landon, there are still some visible remains of the medieval defence system on the north face of the ramparts despite the many constructions built in particular towards the end of the 17th century.
Installed on the city's defenses next to the South Poterne which is an open passage in the ramparts leading to the Charcoal Valley, the Saint-Thugal church is undoubtedly its oldest monument.
Nestled at the bottom of the Loing Valley. Set of eight polishers in a small chaos of very hard sandstone rocks with some pebble inclusions. The polishers were used to polish axes previously cut in the Neolithic period.
In the fourteenth century, Château-Landon was one of the 17 drapery cities of the kingdom of France.
A nice curiosity on the Loing canal.
Here is a facade of a monastery of women which enjoyed a great reputation and which had the privilege of receiving the queens of France.
Dating from the middle of the 12th century, this vestige of an imposing Cluniac abbey is one of the most beautiful monuments of the city. Very damaged, it was reduced in the 16th century to a priory.
An invitation to dream during a lovely walk !
CHÂTEAU-LANDON'S HÔTEL-DIEU, a new place of culture!
This open-air museum refurbished by the Departement Council is the setting for 56 bronze sculptures.
The covered market replaces the one that disappeared in the fire of 1282 at the end of the 15th century.
Saint-Martin Church is located in the heart of the village of Egreville.
The "Champarts" and the "Recette" were the ancient commons of the castle.
The castle was built in 1150.
Although the legends of the last centuries have given it its name, the site of the "Cave aux Fées" dates back to the 1st century AD.
At the exit of Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux (77) on the D 69 in the direction of Paley, you will see the roof of a large washhouse on your right.
This spring, Château de la Motte in Lorrez-le-Bocage will be opening its grounds to the public as part of a special "Gardens in the Gâtinais" event organised by the Lions Club of Montereau. Château de la Motte is not open to the public.
The church of St Anne dates from the 13th century.
Cross at a crossroads known as "La Pierre Percée Listed as a Historic Monument on 4 October 1946.
The Saint Clair church was erected at the end of the 12th century.
The former Royal Abbey of Notre Dame de Cercanceaux was founded by the Cistercians in 1181, thanks to gifts from the Cléments, the lords of Mez-le-Maréchal, and King Philippe Auguste.