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The castle
The castle
Coat of arms of Commercy
Coat of arms
Commercy is located in France
Coordinates: 48°45′43″N 5°35′33″E / 48.7619°N 5.5926°E / 48.7619; 5.5926Coordinates: 48°45′43″N 5°35′33″E / 48.7619°N 5.5926°E / 48.7619; 5.5926
Country France
Region Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Commercy
Canton Commercy
Intercommunality Pays de Commercy
 • Mayor François Dosé
Area1 35.37 km2 (13.66 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 6,324
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 55122 / 55200
Elevation 227–280 m (745–919 ft)
(avg. 232 m or 761 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.

Commercy (French pronunciation: ​[kɔ.mɛʁ.si]) is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

Commercy is the home of the Madeleines referred to by Marcel Proust in A la Recherche du Temps Perdu.[1]

In Fiction[edit]

Commercy is the key location for action in the 1964 Film 'The Train' although this did not use the town for filming purposes.

Twin towns[edit]

It is twinned with the German town of Hockenheim.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Proust, Marcel (1922). Du côté de chez Swann. À la recherche du temps perdu. Grasset and Gallimard. 

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