Ferte-sous-Jouarre, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France

La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a French commune located in the department of Seine-et-Marne, 60 km northeast of Paris, Ile-de-France. It is located at the confluence of the Marne and the Petit Morin. The city was known as the world capital of the stone millstone until the nineteenth century thanks to the exceptional hardness of stone mined in quarries, which supplied the mills worldwide. The town has the natural area of Bois de la Barre with an educational trail to discover the flora and fauna and also to know the work on this stone extracted from the land. To see: the Town Hall (1885), the Saint-Étienne-Saint-Denis Church (fifteenth-eighteenth century), the ancient Synagogue (now Contemporary Art Centre), the bridge on the Marne, the British Memorial, the old Jewish cemetery, the Museum André Planson, among others.


If you like hiking, go to the Bois de la Barre, it is the perfect place for practicing.

You can arrive by train from Paris (Gare de l’Est). You will also find various bus lines to go to neighboring villages.

Visit the tourist office which is open all year because they will offer you tours, also audio guided ones.