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St Maur-Des-Fosses

ST MAUR-DES-FOSSES, a south-eastern suburb of Paris, on the right bank of the Marne, 7 m. from the centre of the city. Pop. (1906), 28,016. St Maur and the residential district surrounding it cover a peninsula formed by a loop in the Marne, the neck of which is crossed by the canal of St Maur. In the reign of Clovis II. the monastery of Les Fosses was founded; the amplification of the name came when the body of St Maurus was brought there by the monks of St Maur-sur-Loire. About the same time was inaugurated the pilgrimage of Notre-Dame des Miracles, which still takes place annually. In 1465 a treaty of peace, putting an end to the " War of the Public Weal," was concluded between Louis XI. and his revolted barons at St Maur.

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

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