Cempuis

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Cempuis
Saint-Nicolas
Saint-Nicolas
Cempuis is located in France
Cempuis
Cempuis
Coordinates: 49°39′33″N 1°59′15″E / 49.6592°N 1.9875°E / 49.6592; 1.9875Coordinates: 49°39′33″N 1°59′15″E / 49.6592°N 1.9875°E / 49.6592; 1.9875
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Oise
Arrondissement Beauvais
Canton Grandvilliers
Intercommunality Picardie Verte
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Coët
Area1 9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 499
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 60136 /60210
Elevation 137–198 m (449–650 ft)
(avg. 117 m or 384 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.

Cempuis is a commune in the Oise department in northern France.

Cempuis - La mare
La rue prinjcipale, au début du 20th century

Geography[edit]

Village is situated on the plateau of Picardie near Grandvilliers

History[edit]

A knight from Cempuis was first written about in the 12th Century.

Sights[edit]

Prevost Orphanage: The first mixed orphanage in France founded by Paul Robin, who was the director from 1880 to 1894. Since being managed by the Seine département, it is now managed by the Fondation d'Auteuil.

Saint-Nicolas church: 14th Century choir, Vaulted chapel from the Renaissance period. Wooden carvings from the eighteenth century. Stature of Christ in wood from the fifteenth century.

ECCE HOMO chapel: Built in 1728, situated in the center of the lower village.

Wells: The village has underground chambers that were reinforced but damaged and filled in due to earth movements. It is said that the 100 wells or "cent-puits" in French that gave access to some of these chambers was the origin of the name of the village.

Below, four of the many wells that are to be found in the village.

Below, Aerial view of Cempuis - Looking towards the North East.

Aerial view of Cempuis

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