Cempuis

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Cempuis
Saint-Nicolas
Saint-Nicolas
Location of Cempuis
Cempuis is located in France
Cempuis
Cempuis
Cempuis is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentOise
ArrondissementBeauvais
CantonGrandvilliers
IntercommunalityPicardie Verte
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Coët
Area
1
9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
554
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
60136 /60210
Elevation137–198 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.

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]

Prévost 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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