Milly-la-Forêt is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.Plan trip to Milly-la-Foret with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
The Forest of Fontainebleau in the western end of which Milly-la-Forêt lies, is composed of the Oligocene Fontainebleau sands, which are a marine deposit, laid down in an intertidal zone.
Milly-la-Forêt is the probable birthplace of Wulfram of Sens, Saint Wulfram; in about 640.
The first name of this domaine was called Maurillac in Gaul, Mauriliaco on a merovingien coin, became Maureliacum, Melliacum in 667, Milliacum in Latin. The place name Milly is relatively current; it refers to an antic presence of a villa rustica owned during the Gallo-romaine era by a cetain Milius or Emilius. Hereby, the name was imported in 1080 by the knight Adam de Milly, originally from Milly-en-Beauvaisis and first lord of the place. But a charter dated from 651 mentioned already the name Melliacus. In the 13th century more accuracy was added to the place, Miliacum in Gastineto in 1267, which gave the name Milly-en-Gâtinais without being official. Upon a request from the municipal council and by a statutory order from 6 February 1948, the name was replaced by Milly-la-Forêt, considered at that time as the most touristic place and to differentiate it from its homonym Milly in Normandy.
Milly contains several facilities: such as the Collège Jean Rostand, the Conservatoire des Deux Vallées, a gymnasium and sports ground complex, a multimedia library, a swimming pool, a bus station, dealers in craft products and so on. There is a market every Thursday in the very impressive late medieval market hall, built in 1479.
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Every Thursday for more than 500 years its happen, the real vilage market. You may find there the almost everything that related to France; different kinds of cheese, fish, seafood, meat, honey, jem..... more »
The Halle has a traditional French market every Thursday from 12.00pm till 6.00pm. At other times there are craft markets and brocantes, (bric-a-bracs). Around the market square are some traditional..... more »
A beautiful medieval covered market Square. Come here on market day to get an array of local foods and fresh produce.
This is a wonderful place to get lost in 14th century era. This is a local marketplace where in every Thursday there is a flea market. People from in and around they get their home grown foods or vegetable to sell. It’s a nice place to meet and greet people. A delight to see till this day a medieval concept is taken forward.
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