Things to do in Melun

New to Melun? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Melun

If you're in Melun to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

⭐️ 4.6 (9279)

Au Lagon Spa

⭐️ 4.5 (425)

church Saint-Aspais

⭐️ 4.6 (209)

Abbaye Notre-Dame du Lys

⭐️ 4.3 (207)

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Melun

⭐️ 4.3 (53)

Musée Henri-Chapu

⭐️ 4.3 (20)

Clocher Saint Barthélémy

⭐️ 3.3 (3)

Fontaine Saint Jean

⭐️ 5.0 (2)

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Melun

These are curated, high quality experiences in Melun hosted by locals!

Creation of natural flowered candles

End your night in some of the best bars in Melun

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Melun, curated exclusively for you.


⭐️ 4.2 (647)

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Le Francilien

⭐️ 4 (568)

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Doctor Beer

⭐️ 4.6 (514)

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Brasserie du Pont

⭐️ 4.1 (217)

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⭐️ 5 (209)

Le Bistro Français Melun

⭐️ 4.5 (183)

Price Range: $$

Chez Fabrice

⭐️ 4.1 (182)

Price Range: $$

Monsieur le Zinc - Melun

⭐️ 4.2 (175)

Price Range: $$

Le Maryland

⭐️ 4.3 (161)

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⭐️ 3.9 (99)

ASTROCAFÉ MELUN bar restaurant apéro tapas

⭐️ 4.5 (84)

Pick from the best places to stay in Melun

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Check out these bookable attractions in Melun

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Melun.

City Sightseeing Cruise

Admission to Disneyland® Paris

Seine River Cruise and French Crêpe Tasting

Round-trip Little Train Tour of Montmartre

Eiffel Tower Climbing Tour with Summit Access

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator

Paris Three-Course Dinner Cruise

Admission to the Arc de Triomphe's Rooftop

Hop-on-hop-off Bus Tour

Eiffel Tower Second Floor Access

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit Melun Castle: Located just north of the city and overlooking the Seine, Melun Castle is one of the oldest and most historical monuments in the area. Built in the 12th century, it was used as a fortress until the 18th century and has now become a fascinating tourist attraction.
  2. Stroll around the Parc de la Villette: This beautiful park offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Boasting numerous footpaths and bridges, visitors can explore the many gardens, fountains and sculptures, as well as witness live music performances in the summer months.
  3. Indulge in Local Cuisine: Taste the best of French cuisine at one of the many authentic eateries in Melun. From classic dishes such as crepes and coq au vin to scrumptious desserts like Pâté de Campagne and creme brulee, there is something for every palate.

The best time to visit Melun is during the summer months. From June to August, the weather is warm and sunny, perfect for sightseeing and exploring the city's many attractions. The countryside is particularly beautiful at this time of year, with abundance of colorful wildflowers and lush green landscape.

Exploring the historic city of Melun with its unique cobble stone streets and architectural gems can be enjoyed over two to three days. On the first day, visitors can enjoy a tour of Melun's scenic attractions by boat or explore the city center on foot. The second day can be spent experiencing local markets, art galleries, and experiencing the dining and nightlife culture. On the third day, visitors can visit the nearby towns or experience activities such as horse riding, mountain biking and golfing.

Melun is an easily navigable city, and the best way to explore it is to hop on a bike or take a leisurely stroll. There is also a great public transport system in the form of trams and buses, as well as taxis to whisk you around the city. For those who prefer to explore a city by car, there are plenty of rental options available.

Melun is a great place to take kids. Visit the beautiful Château de Vaux le Vicomte for a day of exploring the 17th century grounds, or get their creative juices flowing at the Atelier Creatif, an art studio where children can learn pottery and painting. Take a leisurely stroll down the cobbled streets of the historic Centre Ville and discover hidden gems along the way.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Melun. To start off we'd have to mention Papa Jacques, Monsieur le Zinc - Melun, Doctor Beer. Check out our page on the best bars in Melun.

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