Moret-sur-Loing Aug 2, 2013 17:53:44 GMT
Post by kerouac2 on Aug 2, 2013 17:53:44 GMT
As much as I appreciated FrenchMystiqueTours' totally excellent report about Moret-sur-Loing which appeared under the lovely title Fall Foliage and Country Villages, we all know that he whizzes through these places on his high speed bicycle and, although unlikely, there is the possibility that he sometimes misses a few details.
So today I took the commuter train to Moret to see it for myself. Moret has a certain notoriety in the world of impressionists, because it is where the artist Alfred Sisley settled for 10 years before his death. Scenes of Moret appeared in some of his most famous paintings, and it would be interesting if I could find some of the same scenes that he painted.
Unfortunately, the Moret train station is not in Moret.
I already knew this because my former colleague who lives in the center of Moret regularly mentioned her 20 minute walk to the train station every morning. So I knew that I would be walking at least 20 minutes (or more, because whenever we walked together, she was always at a faster pace than I) to get to Moret. Luckily, it is extremely easy -- you just have to walk straight ahead on the street from the station, which goes right to one of the Moret entrance gates.
The medieval centre is lovely even if not all of the buildings are ancient.
This house (also photographed by FMT) is currently for sale!
No self-respecting French town lacks a WW1 monument.
The street market was pretty pathetic in the summer holiday month of August.