Historic site and monument
The Royal Square, the City Walls, the 12th century Keep are proud of their medieval origins and shape the architecture of the old city.
Though most of the 1356 meters of walls and the twenty towers have disappeared over the years, the two gateways, Porte de Bourgogne and Porte de Samois, magnificently attest its medieval past.
The majesty of the gates, the bridge and the banks of the River Loing as that of the Church Notre Dame make Moret an exceptional site for history enthusiasts, dedicated walkers and painters. While strolling through the centre of town, you will discover superb Renaissance façades, the House of the Barley Sugar, a speciality of the nuns of Moret-sur-Loing since the 17th century or even the house and tomb of Alfred Sisley, the “Moret Impressionist”, who was the first to capture the majesty of light over the city.
Numerous tourists come and see the sites painted by Sisley and these sites have been preserved: the Bridge over the Loing, immortalized by the painter ,the Church Notre Dame, the dominating Keep, the towpaths…To those who come from town or villages nearby, come and enjoy a guided tour and don’t hesitate to wander in the narrow streets or along the banks of the river, before enjoying a meal at one of the best restaurants in town.
Enjoy rowing a boat or have a walk, canoe down the river, reach Moret by boat, arriving at the port of call. The “Point Sisley”, the Local Museum, the Bicycle Museum will welcome you. And don’t forget the Festivals: the Spring Festival and the 1900 Fête – in May and September - .
The heart of Moret keeps beating.