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Montmorency, Town Of

MONTMORENCY, TOWN OF, a town of northern France in the department of Seine-et-Oise, i\ m. from the right bank of the Seine and 1 1 m. N. of Paris by rail. Pop. (1906), 5723. In the middle ages it was the seat of the family of Montmorency. There is a church built for the most part in the 16th century by Anne de Montmorency. The town is a well-known resort of Parisians. To the north-east lies the fine forest of Montmorency. Bleaching and dyeing and the manufacture of lime plaster, bricks and tiles are carried on. About a mile south-west lies Enghien-les-Bains (pop. 4925), the waters of which are used in cases of catarrh and skin disease.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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