Saint-Maur-des-Fossés is symbolized by an authentic village spirit and proudly asserts this fact. The eight villages have merged to give birth to Saint-Maur, but have retained their distinctive features and today remind of the system of "arrondissements". Among its assets, Saint-Maur enjoys an exceptional environment, since it is nestled in the loop formed by the River Marne. Served by four fast-train stations (RER A), the city offers some very good schools, of them a famous grammar school, the Lycée Marcellin-Berthelot. Further East, La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire is the most sought-after sector. This village attracts a privileged clientele who wishes to live in La Varenne, the most residential and flourishing commercial neighborhood, and the Golden Triangle which gives onto the banks of the River, the most pleasant one by far.