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  • Sebastien M
    Sydney, Australia472 contributions
    Although a bit away from the city centre, it's accessible by public transport. I was staying in an Airbnb apartment and walked here about half hour. It costs €10 to enter and it's worth it for the sheer amount of items on display. The building itself makes that statement of being a museum (at least to me). There's bus and car parking spaces opposite the entrance gate. The first monument noticable is the American Monument, also known as the Monument to the Battle of the Marne. This twenty six metres sculpture is hard to miss. Two levels with the main exhibition on level two. It's impressive and thoroughly catalogued by years, from the 1870 to the present. The grandest to me are the main hall and the thematic exhibit rooms but overall it's a spectacular experience. Suitable for all ages especially young children to explore. There's public convenience, storage facility for bags etc. and a café. It's really worth visiting and you can exit and enter using the same ticket as its valid for the whole day.
    Written February 7, 2020
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  • Jakub B
    Southampton, UK4 contributions
    Excellent place, we have decided to rent a boat and explore the park from a river. It was great, the river is full of life..
    Written June 2, 2022
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  • Sebastien M
    Sydney, Australia472 contributions
    The signature Cathedral of Meaux of what started off as a Romanesque style building which then redone in Gothic style. The Cathedral opens daily to the public but no services as it's going through some restoration work to the western façade portals and the organ buffet inside. It's stupendously magnificent inside and because of its overall height inside it allows natural light to illuminate the interior. Most notable is the monument to jacques Bénigne Bossuet, born in Dijon and was a bishop of Meaux, and is buried in the Cathedral. The stunning stained-glass windows, especially around the ambulatory area behind the high altar, are spectacular. My favourite is the "vasari corridor" that connects the Bishopric Palace to the cathedral at one of the left chapels behind the high altar. It's mesmerisingly beautiful and a must visit monument of Meaux. You might also like to visit the Bishops Palace and the Bossuet Garden, all in one glorious site.
    Written February 8, 2020
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  • Hans Catherine B
    1 contribution
    We visited the brasserie this summer while vacationing near Meaux. It was very informative, we learned a lot. Our teenage daughters were also very interested. We tried a few delicious beers at the end and left with a box which we enjoyed while in France. One bottle made it back to the States in our luggage, we will be opening it soon to reminisce about our awesome time there. Thank you Ludivine and Sebastien, well done!
    Written September 16, 2018
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  • Johns1951
    Melbourne, Australia557 contributions
    Often French tourist information places are not that interested in us non French speakers. Well this one is in a lovely building and we got excellent advice and recommendations on the local area.
    Written May 28, 2019
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  • TheSkeptik
    Paris, France255 contributions
    Interesting collection of 17th century art, a large part a donation from Neuroscientist and Art Lover Jean Pierre Changeux. Also has temporary exhibitions, such as the present one on Animals in Pictural Art. A nice visit after having admired the Cathedral.
    Written June 23, 2019
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  • C B
    Milwaukie, OR711 contributions
    This is a fun museum to go thru to see the many steps involved in making Brie cheese; a short video (available in several languages) explains just how labor intensive it is --no wonder it is a relatively costly cheese. We adults enjoyed it, I think children would also.
    Written September 3, 2017
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  • Sebastien M
    Sydney, Australia472 contributions
    A fifteenth century garden as part of the Bishopric Palace of Meaux. This is contained within the Bishop's Palace complex just behind the Meaux Museum. Even during winter when I visited, it's a beautifully maintained and well laid out garden. If you are in the museum on the first floor you can clearly see the design which is supposedly resembling a bishop's mitre! They also successfully raised a rose variety named Bossuet rose in honour of the famous bishop of Meaux, Jacques Bénigne Bossuet, and the name of this garden in his honour. The garden extends from the corridor of the palace to the old ramparts of Meaux giving it a sense of exclusivity and protection. It's free to explore the garden grounds and suitable for all ages. I can just imagine it's stunning beauty comes Spring and Summer months when the roses come to full bloom and the oasis of trees surrounding the garden a perfect spot to relax and soak up the spectacular history and heritage of this gorgeous garden and of Meaux. A must visit site of Meaux.
    Written February 8, 2020
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  • I'm*from*Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands23 contributions
    I would highly reccomend this! We as a fam. of 5 rented a 7 p boat based on previous reviews. It was perfect. Like this you could also stretch your legs on the bench and do a little sun bathing. The boat is equipped with a sunroof wich is extra great. The 7p boat goes for 50 euros per hour, but each extra hour is cheaper. I would reccomend to go as long as you can afford. Absolute paradise, the river takes you straight out to the wilderness. Scenery is fantastic and there are hardly any signs of civilization along the river.

    Tips:
    1. Bring a picnic and some champagne

    2. Book for 1 hr, if during the trip you like it so much that you want ro stay longer, just call the company and you can stay longer for the discounted rates

    3. Instead of the down payment, they accept a driver's license or passport
    Written July 20, 2019
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  • Roy T
    Horsham, UK36 contributions
    If you need to find a place to visit whilst staying around Meaux then the Brie factory is top notch.

    The guided tour at 4€ is very professional and carried out by someone who is passionate about the product.

    And afterwards well the taster is very mouthwatering, a big thank you for an interesting couple of hours.
    Written June 6, 2019
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  • Sebastien M
    Sydney, Australia472 contributions
    This was my go-to cheese shop in Meaux. A quaint little store packed with all things cheese, not just from the region but from all over France. The most friendliest staffs services and very approachable. Brie cheese to my surprise aren't heavily produced here as it once was but a signature product of this region nonetheless. It's not just cheese as they also has an eclectic collection of regional wines and hard liquor, condiments like artisan pickled cheese and vegetables and homemade fruit juice. Reasonably priced considering but you have a variety from the most expensive to your everyday snack options. It's located right in the heart of the old city of Meaux and a very popular place for everything cheese. Highly recommended if you're ever in Meaux if you're looking for the huge variety of exquisitely delicious cheeses. Loved it here!
    Written February 8, 2020
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