Noisiel

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Noisiel
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°51′17″N 2°37′44″E / 48.8547°N 2.6289°E / 48.8547; 2.6289Coordinates: 48°51′17″N 2°37′44″E / 48.8547°N 2.6289°E / 48.8547; 2.6289
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Torcy
Canton Noisiel
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Val Maubuée
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Vachez
Area
 • Land1 4.35 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 15,496
 • Population2 density 3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77337 / 77186
Elevation 38–109 m (125–358 ft)

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.

Noisiel is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the eastern suburbs of Paris, 20.5 km (12.7 mi) from the center of Paris.

The commune of Noisiel is part of the Val Maubuée sector, one of the four sectors in the "new town" of Marne-la-Vallée.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants of Noisiel are called Noisiéliens.

Transportation[edit]

Noisiel is served by Noisiel station on Paris RER line (A).

Menier chocolate[edit]

Saulnier Mill, in the Menier Chocolate Factory

Noisiel is synonymous with the name "Menier", famous chocolate makers who built the first automated chocolate production facility in 1825 at a time when the village's inhabitants numbered around 200. The Menier company would prosper and in the 1870s built a complete "town" to accommodate its employees that numbered more than 2000 by the end of the 19th century.

Members of the Menier family were mayors of Noisiel without interruption from May 11, 1871 to November 8, 1959.

The Menier Chocolate factory operated until 1993 and today is a museum and the French head office of the Nestlé company who now own the company. It has been designated by the government of France as a Monument historique and is on the list to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site [1].

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