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Mairie Isles sur Suippe2.jpg
Isles-sur-Suippe is located in France
Coordinates: 49°21′26″N 4°12′05″E / 49.3572°N 4.2014°E / 49.3572; 4.2014Coordinates: 49°21′26″N 4°12′05″E / 49.3572°N 4.2014°E / 49.3572; 4.2014
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Marne
Arrondissement Reims
Canton Bourgogne
Intercommunality CU Grand Reims
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Riffe
Area1 12.39 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 738
 • Density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 51299 /51110

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.

Isles-sur-Suippe is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.


The commune is traversed by the Suippe river.


Isles-sur-Suippe, Insula super Suppia at the early 11th century, is a village located between two branches of the Suippe, on the road from Reims to Rethel.

The relay station[edit]

L'ancien relais de poste

The royal relay station of Ysle was founded mid-17th century, the postal road from Paris to Sedan, started in 1654, had a mandatory halt there; located between the halts of Reims and Rethel-Mazarin, it was an important link of the road to Sedan, a then predominant town of the Ardennes. At that time, the Galand family settled in Ysle and initiated a postmaster dynasty.

Late modern and contemporary[edit]

During his 18th official trip, General Charles de Gaulle, president of the Republic of France, halts in Isles-sur-Suippe on 1963 April the 22th. Welcomes by préfet Jean-Émile Vié, by mayor Charles Dolhem, by gendarmes, by fire department and the entire population. He is offered a bunch of flowers by a schoolgirl.[1]

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