Belloy-en-France

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Belloy-en-France
St. Georges
St. Georges
Coat of arms of Belloy-en-France
Coat of arms
Belloy-en-France is located in France
Belloy-en-France
Belloy-en-France
Coordinates: 49°05′25″N 2°22′19″E / 49.0903°N 2.3719°E / 49.0903; 2.3719Coordinates: 49°05′25″N 2°22′19″E / 49.0903°N 2.3719°E / 49.0903; 2.3719
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Viarmes
Intercommunality Carnelle Pays de France
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Raphaël Barbarossa
Area1 9.49 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,831
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95056 / 95270

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Belloy-en-France is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France.

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The Saint Georges church was built in the 13th century on the site of a primitive shrine, a very early place of pilgrimage. The façade is in Renaissance style; the gate, sometimes attributed to Jean Bullant, consists of a tympanum leading to columns grooved in Corinthian capitals, the whole surrounded by a very decorated classic entablature, surmounted in the extremities by two roof lanterns. The salamander and the initials of the king Francis I of France appear on the spandrels.

The base of the bell tower and the chapel of the Virgin Mary are the oldest parts of the building. The choir has a rib vault, strengthened by liernes in the nave and the aisles.

The stone baptismal fonts date from 1524 and are decorated with bas-reliefs representing plants. The building also has a gravestone in double effigy of Guillaume de Belloy, a pulpit and an 18th-century panellings, opposite a 17th-century banc d'œuvre surmounted by a pediment.

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