Listed as a historic monument.
It’s named on account of the Captain who built the fortification of Montfort in the XIe century.
At this time, it was located between the number 4 and 6 of the existing Saint-Laurent’s street, called once Towers’ street.
Today, the remnants of the gate are the remnants of the castle’s entrance of the XVIe century.
Anne of Brittany’s tower and castle
The history of Montfort l’Amaury began as far back as the Xth century when Robert le Pieux, the son of Hugues Capet who was the French King, was given the earldom of Iveline.
In the XVIth century, Anne of Brittany decided to extend St Peter’s Church and as a result, the small cemetery close to the church was reduced in size but was still big enough to welcome the deceased. Later, because of the plague epidemics and the population growth, the cemetery became really too small and was then moved outside the walls to a bigger place known as La Brosse. The Flamboyant Gothic style entrance door to the cemetery and an inscription for visitors are the only surviving relics of the past…
Dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the Church of Montfort retained the original aspect Amaury I gave it around 1050, and retained this aspect until the end of the XVth century.