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Coat of arms of Montereau-Fault-Yonne
Montereau-Fault-Yonne (France)
region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Provins
Canton Montereau-Fault-Yonne (main town)
Community association Pays de Montereau
Coordinates 48 ° 23 '  N , 2 ° 57'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 23 '  N , 2 ° 57'  E
height 47-121 m
surface 9.10 km 2
Residents 20,206 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 2,220 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 77130
INSEE code

Seine bridge and Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Loup church

Montereau-Fault-Yonne is a French municipality with 20,206 inhabitants (1 January 2017) in the department of Seine-et-Marne in the region Ile-de-France . The city is sometimes just called "Montereau". Its inhabitants call themselves Monterelais .


The city is located at the confluence of the Yonne River with the Seine . The name of the city can also be traced back to this geographical location: The part of the name Fault (sometimes also Faut ) means nothing else than “fall, fall, flow into”. Translated into German, the city would therefore be called "Montereau at the mouth of the Yonné".


  • 1359, in the initial phase of the Hundred Years War , lost Charles II. Of Navarre ( the bad guy ), the city over which he ruled as an inheritance of his mother, the regent of France, the future King Charles V .


Montereau has a train station on the Paris – Marseille line . Trains of the TER Bourgogne and the R line of the Transilien stop here . Until the gradation of the roads, Montereau was the junction for Route nationale 5 and Route nationale 51 .


See also: List of Monuments historiques in Montereau-Fault-Yonne

  • Faience Museum
  • Equestrian monument to Napoléon at the confluence of the Yonne and Seine rivers
  • Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Loup church
  • Former Saint-Martin monastery (founded in 908)
  • A theme park called Napoleonland is being planned; Construction should begin in 2014, and it was originally scheduled to open in 2017. 232 million US dollars are to be invested, 3,000 employees work there. Completion was initially postponed to 2021 and is now planned for 2023.


  • Paul Delair (1842-1894), poet, playwright and novelist

Town twinning

The city is also a member of the Federation of European Napoleonic Cities .


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Seine-et-Marne. Flohic Editions, Volume 2, Paris 2001, ISBN 2-84234-100-7 , pp. 965-981.

Web links

Commons : Montereau-Fault-Yonne  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Philippe de Commynes: Memoirs. Europe in the crisis between the Middle Ages and modern times. In a more recent transfer ed. v. Fritz Ernst. Kröner, Stuttgart 1952, p. 160.
  2. Article on , accessed March 5, 2012