The abbey in Cormery
|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Antoine Campagne|
|Area1||6.07 km2 (2.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||37083 / 37320|
|Elevation||57–94 m (187–308 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.
It is located 21 kilometres from Tours and 18 kilometres from Joué-lès-Tours.
Cormery is located a few miles southeast of Tours.
The area of the town is watered by the Indre river.
In 791, a religious institution was founded by Ithier of St. Martin, abbot of Basilica of St. Martin in Tours and prochancelier of Charlemagne. This edifice was to create a more friendly place for meditation and prayer, plus respect for the rule of Saint Benedict of Nursia. Ithier come here to retreat from the world and its agitations. The modest priory was first called Celle Saint-Paul.
Alcuin who succeeded Ithier Cormery led a tremendous spiritual growth and materially transformed the priory into an important abbey by donating important areas. This allows his successor, Fridugisus, to perform great works.
A protective shadow of the abbey caused many residents to gather and a town was formed which became an important commercial center: since 845 a market is held every Thursday.
The abbey was in ruins in the early eleventh century and was rededicated in 1054.
In 1562, Cormery was sacked by Huguenots during the wars of religion.
In 1662, the congregation of Saint Maur recreated a monastic community that would last until the Revolution.
There are now only impressive remains, objects of study by historians of the region and a cookie recipe "macaroons Abbey".
List of Mayors
|March 1971||March 1989||Jacques Dupuy|
|March 1989||June 1995||Bernard Boutet|
|June 1995||March 2001||Pierre Gargaud|
|March 2001||March 2008||Jean-Marie Doublé|
|March 2008||Antoine Campagne|
|Description of the emblazon|
|Original French||Les armes de Cormery se blasonnent ainsi : Mi-parti : au premier d'or à l'aigle bicéphale de sable, au second d'azur aux trois fleurs de lys d'or ; à l'épée basse d'argent, garnie d'or, brochant sur la partition|
|English blazon||The arms of 'Cormery is emblazoned as follows: Mi-party: the first gold double-headed eagle Sable, second azure three gold fleurs-de-lis; the low silver sword, overlaid with gold, surmounting the partition.|
Drinking Water Management
The town of Cormery is part of the SIPTEC (Syndicat Intercommunal de Truyes-Esvres-Cormery).
Places and monuments
- A lantern of the dead from the twelfth century. Declared an historical monument December 1, 1920 as a lantern of the dead. (It seems that this is actually a hosanna cross).
- Benedictine abbey: founded in 791 by Ithier, abbot of Saint Martin of Tours
- The Chapel of the Virgin: Built at the end of the 15th century.
- The rectory: Built in the 15th century.
- Ithier of Saint Martin
- Engerand, Roland (1947). Cormery, bourg tourangeau, photographies de Sylvain Knecht [Cormery, town of Touraine, Photographs of Synvain Knect] (in French). Éditions Plaisirs de France.
- The coat of arms of the town on Gaso. Last viewed: March 2009.
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- "Cormery". Town of Cormery. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
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