Milly-la-Forêt, France

Nestling at the edge of the forest, at the heart of the French Gâtinais Regional Nature Park near to the Trois-Pignons massif, the village of Milly-la-Forêt enjoys a privileged geographical location. As well as this environmental advantage, it also boasts a beautiful architectural heritage: an old wooden covered market from the 15th century, where a market takes place on Thursday afternoons, 13th and 15th-century La Bonde Castle, with two castellated towers on either side, a stone bridge over the river and a picturesque wash house are some of the attractions to discover on your walk.

Not to be missed is the Chapel of Saint-Blaise-des-Simples, a relic of a former 12th-century lazaret, which is of special interest as it was decorated by Jean Cocteau in 1959. Nowadays the Roman edifice contains the artist’s tomb, along with stained glass windows and frescos drawn by Cocteau illustrating the Resurrection, and a series of medicinal plants, as these were Milly-la-Forêt’s speciality in the middle ages. Around the chapel is a beautiful herb garden, planted with mint, valerian, belladonna and other medicinal plants.

You can also visit Jean Cocteau’s House, which has been converted into a museum and where you can visit his office, bedroom, workshop and main living room, on a journey through the memory of the French poet and illustrator.


Avenue de Ganay, Milly-la-Forêt, France

The Doors, Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France

 Street Portrait, Milly-la-Foret, France 

8, Rue Jean Cocteau, Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, FRANCE

Meulière, Rue Jean Cocteau, Milly-la-Foret, France

Rue Notre Dame, Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France

Meulier And Streetlight 91490 Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France

2 Rue Saint-Pierre, Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France

Foyer Culturel et de Loisirs, 2 Rue Langlois, 91490 Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France

Meulier Landscape, Rue Langlois, 91490 Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France

Streets of Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France

Streets of Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France

Brocante, Dimanche, Place Du Marché, Milly-la-Forêt, France