Ablon-sur-Seine

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Ablon-sur-Seine
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Ablon-sur-Seine
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates: 48°43′32″N 2°25′16″E / 48.7256°N 2.4211°E / 48.7256; 2.4211Coordinates: 48°43′32″N 2°25′16″E / 48.7256°N 2.4211°E / 48.7256; 2.4211
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Créteil
Canton Villeneuve-le-Roi
Intercommunality Orly Rungis Seine Amont
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Éric Grillon
Area1 1.11 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 5,388
 • Density 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 94001 / 94480
Elevation 32–85 m (105–279 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.

Ablon-sur-Seine (listen:[1] ) is a French commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris. It is located 15.3 km (9.5 mi) from the centre of Paris.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ablonais or Ablonaises[2]

Ablon has been awarded one flower in the Concours des villes et villages fleuris ("towns and villages in bloom competition").[3]

Geography[edit]

Ablon-sur-Seine is an urban commune located some 15 kilometres (9 miles) to the south-east of the centre of Paris immediately to the east of Orly Airport.

As it is an urban commune there are numerous roads in the commune with the most important being the D266 going north to the Centre de Finances Publiques and the D29 / D246 / D2498 which run west to east along the south of the commune parallel with the Seine.

Ablon railway station

The main railway from the Gare d'Austerlitz to Bordeaux runs south-west through the commune, and Ablon station is served by regional express trains on (RER) Line C.[4]

The Seine river forms the whole southern border of the commune. The whole of the western border and the Seine are also the border between the Val-de-Marne and Essonne departments. There is no bridge from the commune across the Seine.[4]

Neighbouring communes and landmarks[4][edit]

History[edit]

Ablon-sur-Seine is situated 4 leagues from Paris, that is 10 km (6 mi).

Henri IV, by the Edict of Nantes in March 1598, allowed Protestants to practice their faith outside the walls of Paris. He authorized the construction of a Protestant church at Ablons.[5]

The town was served by a water taxi service to Paris at the beginning of the 20th century

There was a castle built in Ablon by Agnes Sorel and a Protestant church which was frequented until the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by the reformed Parisians.

The economic activity Ablon has always been linked to the river but a cropping part of its economy was favoured by its loamy soils. It has been traditionally a residential commune, with the urban area mainly residential.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Ablon-sur-Seine
Blazon:

Azure, a fesse wavy of argent charged with 3 bleak fish sable in bend accompanied in chief by an escarbuncle in Or and in base a vine-branch leaved one, fructed one, leaved one all the same.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Ablon-sur-Seine[6]

Mayors from 1941
From To Name Party Position
1941 1944 Arsène Victor Arsicault
1944 1945 Edouard Désiré Juvigny
1945 1983 Alain Poher MRP Senator, President of the Senate (1968-1992), Interim President of France (1969 & 1974), President of Association of Mayors of France, President of the EU
1983 2008 Jean-Pierre Hermelin UMP
2008 2012 Dean-Louis Cohen[7] PS
2012 2014 Corinne Gorlier
2014 2020 Éric Grillon

(Not all data is known)

Twinning[edit]

Ablon-sur-Seine has twinning associations with:[8]

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 5,171 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
208 209 236 172 224 294 307 338 305
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
344 446 474 490 531 600 688 782 896
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,332 1,420 1,463 1,898 2,000 2,246 2,193 2,637 3,220
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
5,086 5,692 5,531 5,264 4,938 4,867 5,171 5,171 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)


Population of Ablon-sur-Seine

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has many buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A House at 16 Rue du Bac (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[9]
  • A House at 16ter Rue du Bac (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[10]
  • A House at 33bis Rue du Bac (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[11]
  • The Station Cafe-Restaurant at 37 Rue du Bac (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[12]
  • A Building at 42 Rue du Bac (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[13]
  • The Boulangerie Pelloile at 35 Quai de la Baronne (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[14]
  • A Building at 3 Place Chollet (1896)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[15]
  • The Château Corpet at Sentier de la Courre aux Lièvres (1884)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[16]
  • A House at 15 Rue Edouard Juvigny (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[17]
  • A Château at 5 Rue de l'Eglise (1348)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[18]
  • The Château Magne at Rue d'Estienne d'Orves (1856)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[19]
  • A Railway Station at Rue Gabriel Péri (20th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[20]
  • The War Memorial at Rue du Général de Gaulle (1922)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[21]
  • A Cafe-Restaurant at 10 Rue du Général de Gaulle (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[22]
  • A House at 15 Place Henri Duru (1893)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[23]
  • A Railway Station at Place de la Libération (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[24]
  • A Weir with Lock at Quai Magné (1863)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[25]
  • The Town Hall / Groupe Scolaire Pasteur School at 17 Rue du Maréchal Foch (1883)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[26]
  • Twinned Houses at 25-27 Rue Simon (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[27]
  • The Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge) at Route de Villeneuve (20th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[28]
  • Houses and Buildings (19th-20th centuries)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[29][30]
  • A House (20th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[31]
  • Ancient Town Remains (12th-20th centuries)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[32]

Religious heritage[edit]

  • The Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (1842)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is regisytered as an historical monument.[33] The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:

Education[edit]

There is one private school called Sacred Heart.

Cultural events and festivals[edit]

From 2001 to 2008, Ablon has organised various cultural events. An independent association, It was once Ablon, organised these events to enable people to experience the history of the town and its inhabitants arouse a community spirit in Ablon people. Some events have left their mark on the town including the grand historical rally with themes such as "Discovering neighbourhoods", "the old trades of Ablon", "a Castle Mystery", etc..

Other cultural activities include the festival "Your Neighbours Have Talent", which hosted painters, sculptors, photographers, and musicians from the region. This festival also hosted young artists from the National Conservatory of Paris, artists, and recent graduates from fine art schools.

Another event highly appreciated by all generations of the city was cyber-Ablon, organized over a whole weekend. This event allowed the even the oldest people to learn office skills such as Internet browsing, email, Word, Excel etc. and for younger ones to come together for network games.

For 8 March, the association proposed an event to mark the International Day of Women's Rights (films, exhibition of paintings and photographs, conferences etc.). The municipal council took this activity under consideration.

Dormant since 2008, the life of the association has been suspended.

Picture Gallery[edit]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Val-de-Marne (French)
  3. ^ Ablon-sur-Seine in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom (French)
  4. ^ a b c Google Maps
  5. ^ Pierre-Joseph-Spiridion Dufey, Historical Dictionary of the Environs of Paris, Paris, Ch. Perrotin, 1825, p.1-2 (French)
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France
  7. ^ Deceased
  8. ^ National Commission for Decentralised cooperation (French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088192 House at 16 Rue du Bac (French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088193 House at 16ter Rue du Bac (French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088199 House at 33nis Rue du Bac (French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088200 Station Cafe-Restaurant at 37 Rue du Bac (French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088197 Building at 42 Rue du Bac (French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088202 Boulangerie Pelloile at 35 Quai de la Baronne (French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088198 Building at 3 Place Chollet (French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088190 Château Corpet at Sentier de la Courre aux Lièvres (French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088194 House at 15 Rue Edouard Juvigny (French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088188 Château at 5 Rue de l'Eglise (French)
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088189 Château Magne at Rue d'Estienne d'Orves (French)
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088204 Railway Station at Rue Gabriel Péri (French)
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088205 War Memorial at Rue du Général de Gaulle (French)
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088201 Cafe-Restaurant at 10 Rue du Général de Gaulle (French)
  23. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088195 House at 15 Place Henri Duru (French)
  24. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088203 Railway Station at Place de la Libération (French)Camera aabb.svg
  25. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088206 Weir with Lock at Quai Magné (French)
  26. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088187 Town Hall / Groupe Scolaire Pasteur School at 17 rue du Maréchal Foch (French)
  27. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088196 Twinned Houses at 25-27 Rue Simon (French)Camera aabb.svg
  28. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088251 Pont du Diable at Route de Villeneuve (French)
  29. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088208 Houses and Buildings (French)
  30. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088184 Houses and Buildings (French)
  31. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088191 House (French)
  32. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088185 Ancient Town Remains (French)
  33. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088186 Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (French)
  34. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM94000002 Painting: Christ before the Sanhedrin (French)
  35. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM94000001 Tombstone for Philippe de Douzonville (French)
  36. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000669 Ciborium (French)
  37. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000668 Sunburst Monstrance (French)
  38. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000667 Chalice with Paten (French)
  39. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000666 Chalice with Paten (1) (French)
  40. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000665 Painting: Descent from the Cross (French)
  41. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000664 Painting: Saint Geneviève (French)
  42. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000663 Painting: Jesus before the Sanhedrin (French)
  43. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000662 Baptismal font (French)
  44. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000661 Tombstone (French)