Place:Montfort-l'Amaury, Yvelines, France

Alt namesMontfort-l'Amaurysource: WeRelate abbreviation
Coordinates48.783°N 1.817°E
Located inYvelines, France
Also located inSeine-et-Oise, Île-de-France, France    
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Montfort-l'Amaury is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region, north central France. It is located north of Rambouillet. The name comes from Amaury I de Montfort, the first seigneur (lord) of Montfort.


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King Robert II built a castle in 996 in the hills of Montfort. Montfort-l'Amaury was the stronghold of the Montfort family from the start of the 11th century. Amaury I built the ramparts.

The Comté de Montfort was related to the Duchy of Brittany following the marriage of Yolande de Dreux-Montfort with Arthur of Brittany in 1294. It returned to the crown of France when Brittany became a part of France under Francis I. The castle was destroyed by the English during the Hundred Years' War.

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