With humble beginnings dating back to the 13th century, this Seine-et-Marne settlement’s architecture cannot be mistaken for anything other than Medieval. A quick amble around the streets will reveal vestiges from various trades of the time, primarily tanners and timber workers. As a former stronghold, much of the Middle Age charm has been preserved.
The town’s alluring nickname, "The Venice of Brie," has earned it additional interest in recent years. It also has a favorable reputation as a hangout for well-known artists of bygone eras, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Corot and Servin. Close by, the picturesque Valley of the Painters is a popular stop for walkers as well as families hoping to cut costs by staying away from Paris. It’s also just a 15-minute drive from Disneyland.