The town hall in Milly-la-Forêt
|Intercommunality||Vallée de l'École|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||François Orcel (PR)|
|Area1||33.80 km2 (13.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||91405 / 91490|
|Elevation||60–135 m (197–443 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Milly-la-Forêt is the probable birthplace of Wulfram of Sens, Saint Wulfram; in about 640.
Milly contains several facilities: such as the Collège Jean Rostand, the Conservatoire des Deux Vallées, a gymnasium and sports ground complex, a multimedia library, a swimming pool, a bus station, dealers in craft products and so on. There is a market every Thursday in the very impressive late medieval market hall, built in 1479.
The yearly calendar includes attic-clearing sales; at the opening of the summer holiday period, the town celebrates la Saint-Pierre, a fair is organised and there are several fairground rides and other attractions, as well as cultural stands for the sale of specialist food and craft products.
- Milly produces many culinary and medicinal herbs. The firm of Daregal is a world leader and began in 1887 under the leadership of the Darbonne family who still run the enterprise.
- The Conservatoire National des Plantes à Parfum, Médicinales, Aromatiques et Industrielles is a botanical garden situated in a former farm.
- Christian Dior and Jean Cocteau have made their homes here. Cocteau died in 1963.
Towards the end of the 1950s Jean Cocteau decorated the chapelle Saint-Blaise, which dates from the twelfth century. His theme was those medicinal and culinary herbs on which the renown of Milly rests. He is now buried in the chapel.
- The French Wikipedia article
- Dercourt, J. Géologie et Géodynamique de la France Outre-mer et Européenne 3rd edition (2002) ISBN 2-10-006459-2
- Anon Carte géologique de la France à l'échelle du millionème 6th edition (2003) ISBN 2-7159-2158-6
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Milly-la-Forêt.|
All these links are in French (except for the second link which offers English, Spanish, German and French).
- Milly-la-Forêt official website
- The Cyclop
- Pictures of the town
- Milly 1900 (postcards & text)
- Population statistics INSEE. Scroll down the liste alphabétique.
- Trades and services INSEE
- Mérimée database - Cultural heritage (French)
- Land use (IAURIF) (English)