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Montfort-l'Amaury is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the south-western suburbs of Paris 20km north of Rambouillet. The name comes from Amaury I de Montfort, the first count of Montfort.GeographyMontfort-l'Amaury lies north of the Rambouillet Forest. It is located at the foot of low hills, at about 130 m above sea level.HistoryKing 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.Sites of interestRuins of the castle Maison de Maurice Ravel, which is now a museum . Maurice Ravel lived here from 1921 until his death.Château de Groussay, built in the 19th centuryPlan your vacation with our France day trip website and discover the best things to do in Montfort-l'Amaury.
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