Nicknamed "The Lighthouse of the Brie", the place promises you a grandiose view of the surrounding countryside, between fertile fields and hundred-year-old lime trees!
Classified as a Historic Monument in 1922, the present church was built in the Gothic period, from the 13th to the 16th century.
The oldest text concerning the parish of Doue dates from 1107, attesting to the presence of a religious building at that time.
Legends and origins of the hillock of Doue :
According to legend, Gargantua, a mischievous giant, wanted to divert the course of the Petit Morin. He took the earth needed to shape the banks in a place that would become the Coulommiers basin, filled his sack with it, and set off towards the river. Unfortunately, he had not adjusted his braces properly and his sack tipped over on the way. This is how the mound of Doue was born.
In truth, the hillock is composed of sand and limestone, and was formed during the Tertiary period, when the sea withdrew.
Classified as a "Village de Caractère" since December 2018, the commune of Doue is made up of the main town and several hamlets, scattered at the foot of the hillock.
You can enjoy the view over the whole valley from the picnic tables...
From 10/04 to 31/07, every Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Reopening on Palm Sunday.
Closure all August.
From 04/09 to 01/11, every Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.