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Milly-la-Forêt is a commune in the Essonnemarker department in Francemarker.


The Forest of Fontainebleaumarker 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 village

The market hall
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.

The yearly calendar includes attic-clearing sales; at the opening of the summer holiday period, the town celebrates la Saint-Pierre, a fair is organised and there are several fairground rides and other attractions, as well as cultural stands for the sale of specialist food and craft products.



Chapelle Saint-Blaise-des-Simples
  • Christian Dior and Jean Cocteau have made their homes here. Cocteau died in 1963.

    Towards the end of the 1950s Jean Cocteau decorated the chapelle Saint-Blaise, which dates from the twelfth century. His theme was those medicinal and culinary herbs on which the renown of Milly rests. He is now buried in the chapel.


Milly-la-Forêt is twinned with the Germanmarker town of Morsbachmarker, situated in the valley of the Sieg to the east of Cologne and with Forest Rowmarker in East Sussexmarker, Englandmarker.


  • The French Wikipedia article
  • Dercourt, J. Géologie et Géodynamique de la France Outre-mer et Européenne 3rd edition (2002) ISBN 2-10-006459-2
  • Anon Carte géologique de la France à l'échelle du millionème 6th edition (2003) ISBN 2-7159-2158-6

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All these links are in French (except for the second link which offers English, Spanish, German and French).

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