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Milly-la-Foret

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Milly-la-Forêt is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.GeologyThe 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.HistoryMilly-la-Forêt is the probable birthplace of Wulfram of Sens, Saint Wulfram; in about 640.Origin of the place nameThe 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.The villageMilly 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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Popular things to do in Milly-la-Foret

Le Cyclop ©
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Le Cyclop
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Chapelle Saint Blaise des Simples ©
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Chapelle Saint Blaise des Simples
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La Halle ©
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La Halle
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Maison de Jean Cocteau ©
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Chateau De Courances Courances
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Ile de Loisirs de Buthiers Buthiers
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Verrerie d'art Soisy-sur-Ecole
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Chateau de Chamarande Chamarande
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Atout Branches
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Les Delices Fromagers
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Espace Culturel Paul Bedu
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