|Canton||Montereau-Fault-Yonne (main town)|
|Community association||Pays de Montereau|
|surface||9.10 km 2|
|Residents||20,206 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||2,220 inhabitants / km 2|
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 .
- In 1419 Johann Ohnefurcht , Duke of Burgundy , was murdered on the city bridge over the Seine during a conversation with the Dauphin of France, later King Charles VII , by his companion, Tanneguy du Chastel . This incident occurred in the civil war between the parties of the Armagnacs and Bourguignons , in the context of the Hundred Years' War .
- In 1814 Napoléon Bonaparte won one of his last victories against the Austrians in the battle of Montereau on February 18 .
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 .
- 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
- Walldürn in Baden-Württemberg , Germany
- Otley in West Yorkshire , UK
- Paredes , Portugal
- Aydın , Turkey
- Safi , Morocco
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.
- 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.
- Article on time.com , accessed March 5, 2012