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Saint-Maur-des-Fosses

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Saint-Maur-des-Fossés is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.7km from the center of Paris.The abbeySaint-Maur-des-Fossés owes its name to an abbey founded in 638 by Queen Nanthild, regent for her son Clovis II, at a place called Fossati in Medieval Latin, Les Fossés in modern French, meaning "the moats". This place, located at the narrow entrance of a loop where the Marne River made its way round a rocky outcrop, was probably named after the moats of an ancient Celtic oppidum and later a Roman castrum; the site was known in medieval documents as Castrum Bagaudarum, at a time when the marauding Bagaudae had developed a legendary reputation as defenders of Christians again Roman persecution. Massive foundations, sited so far from a Roman frontier, were attributed by C. Jullian to a temple or a villa instead. In Merovingian times, Gallo-Roman villas in the royal fisc were repeatedly donated as sites for monasteries under royal patronage.
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Popular things to do in Saint-Maur-des-Fosses

Mon Oncle - Hommage a Jacques Tati
Monument
Mon Oncle - Hommage a Jacques Tati
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Promenade Jean Louis Beaumont
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Promenade Jean Louis Beaumont
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Cave de L'Abbaye ©
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Cave de L'Abbaye
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Duration: 1h 30 min
L'Abbaye de Saint-Maur-des-Fosses ©
Historic Site
L'Abbaye de Saint-Maur-des-Fosses
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Duration: 30 minutes

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Parc des Felins ©
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Parc des Felins Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux
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Chateau of Vincennes ©
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Chateau of Vincennes Vincennes
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte Maincy
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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