15 Properties for sale in Seine-et-Marne, Paris - Île-de-France, France
While Seine-et-Marne has been incorporated into the Île-de-France region, this department is actually mostly agricultural land and takes up 49% of the region's land mass. While a number of new towns have inevitably sprung up in the area over the last 50 years, the department remains packed full of historical and cultural interest with the towns of Moret-sur-Loing, Melun and Fontainebleau being of particular note.
Access from UK
By air: Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly
By train: Eurostar to Paris, most onward buses and trains to Seine-et-Marne leave from Gare de Lyon
By road: Paris is 296km from Calais
Average annual temperature: (Paris): 8.9°C/16°C
Average annual rainfall: 637.4mm
Average annual sunshine hours: 1,661.6
Disneyland Paris and the royal town and forest of Fontainebleau attract many visitors each year. Those after culture should visit the village of Barbizon, an internationally renowned snapshot of yesteryear much beloved by artists. One of the flagship sites of the area is the ancient baronial seat at Blandy-les-Tours with its numerous red-roofed towers soaring above the fortified walls of the castle; in the 14th century, this became the model château for builders throughout the rest of France. Another medieval county seat is the city of Provins which was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2001, built to hold fairs in the Middle Ages and the best preserved city of its type in the whole of France.