Melun trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
Melun is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is a southeastern suburb of Paris 41.4 km (25.7 miles) from the centre of Paris. Melun is the prefecture of the Seine-et-Marne, and the seat of an arrondissement. Its inhabitants are called Melunais.HistoryMeledunum began as a Gaulish town; Caesar noted Melun as "a town of the Senones, situated on an island in the Seine"; at the island there was a wooden bridge, which his men repaired. Roman Meledunum was a mutatio where fresh horses were kept available for official couriers on the Roman road south-southeast of Paris, where it forded the Seine.The Normans sacked it in 845. The castle of Melun became a royal residence of the Capetian kings. Hugh Capet (See also: House of Capet) gave Melun to Bouchard, his favorite. In the reign of Hugh's son, Robert II of France, Eudes, the count of Champagne, bought the city, but the king took it back for Bouchard in 999. The chatelain Gautier and his wife, who had sold the city, were hanged; Eudes escaped. Robert died there in July 1031.In the build up to your vacation in Melun, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our France trip planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Melun
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Melun
Small-Group Fontainebleau and Vaux-Le-Vicomte castle Day Trip From Paris BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $197
Duration: 10 hours
Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $118
Duration: 9 hours
See all ›
Side trips from Melun
Places to visit with Melun
Paris BEST FOR: Art Museum, Architectural Building, Historic Site Versailles BEST FOR: Architectural Building, Landmark, Park Marne-la-Vallee BEST FOR: Disney Park / Activity, Gift & Specialty Shop, Shopping Mall Fontainebleau BEST FOR: History Museum, Forest, Spa La Defense BEST FOR: Lookout, Room Escape Game, Shopping Mall
Recently planned trips to Melun
30 days in Paris & Seine-et-Marne BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Paris & Melun BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, kids, popular sights Preferences: January, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Melun BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA August, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 43 days in Vilnius, Melun & Boom BY A USER FROM BELARUS July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 2 days in Melun BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium