Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||Melun-Val de Seine|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Franck Vernin|
|Area1||5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||77285 / 77350|
|Elevation||37–80 m (121–262 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.
Le Mée-sur-Seine is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris 41.1 km (25.5 mi) from the center.
The town is located on the ride side of the Seine on a limestone plateau.
- B.C. : the Sénons (Gaul tribe) may have lived here.
- 13th century : Le Mée-sur-Seine is mentioned for the first time by "Mas" in 1253. A "Mas" is an old French term for farm.
- 15th century : castle of "Marchémarais"
- September, 30th, 1833 : birth of Henri Chapu, a famous sculptor.
- 1889 : construction of the "Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité".
- 1845 : first railway.
- 1938 : Originally called simply "Le Mée", the name of the commune became officially "Le Mée-sur-Seine" (meaning "Le Mée upon Seine")
- 1944 : Release of the town by the allied troops who crossed over the Seine using a float-bridge (the only bridge had been destroyed by the Germans).
- 1970-1971 : construction of the main road to Melun (« la pénétrante »).
- 1979 : opening of the new rail station.
The town grew quickly after the World War II and it is now divided in four districts: Le Mée Village, Plein Ciel, Croix Blanche, Les Courtilleraies.
Inhabitants are called Méens.
|From the year 1962 on: population without double counting
There are 11 infant schools, 8 garde schools, 2 secondary schools and 1 high school.
- "Le Mas": library and auditorium.
- "Espace Cordier": Youth House for Culture.
- "Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité" ("Village" District), built from 1889 to 1893, is on the location of the previous church (built in 1771).
- chapel "Sainte-Croix" ("Croix-Blanche" District)
|Business||Number of firms
|Services to firms||85|
|Services to particular||77|
- Unemployment rate (1999) : 12,8%
- Private income (2004) : €15,136/ y
- Jacques Philippe Avice (1759–1835), general, and also tile maker around 1820.
- François-Joseph Talma (1763–1826), actor, he was also co-owner of the tile manufactory.
- Mademoiselle Mars (1779–1847), actress, she was also co-owner of the tile manufactory.
- Charles-Tristan de Montholon (1782–1853), general and politician, he was also co-owner of the tile manufactory.
- Grégoire Ghyka (see Grigore Alexandru Ghica (English)) (1807–1857), prince of Moldavia (1849–1853 and 1854–1856) lived in "Le Mée" where he committed suicide in August, 24th, 1857. His wife and 5 other relatives are interred close to him in a memorial in the cemetery of the town. Close to this memorial, 4 other members of the Ghyka family repose in peace (whom Nicolas Jean Ghika (1849–1873), killed during a duel in the Fontainebleau).
- Henri Chapu, famous sculptor, was born in "Le Mée" in September, 30th, 1833. He has been interred in April, 24th, 1891.
- Firmin-Girard (1838–1921), painter. He has been interred close to Henri Chapu.
- Henri-Auguste Patey (1855–1930), sculptor, student of Henri Chapu.
- Gaston Carraud (1864–1920), songwriter, student of Jules Massenet, was born in "Le Mée" in July, 20th, 1864.
- Renée Saint-Cyr (1904–2004), actress, lived in a big 18th century house in "Le Mée".
- Karl Lagerfeld (1933-), designer, owned a big house in the "Village" District.
- Caroline de Monaco (1957-) and Ernest-Auguste de Hanovre (1954-) own the house previously occupied by Karl Lagerfeld.
- Nina Roberts (1979-) ex-porn star
- Willy Denzey (1982-) singer for teenagers.
- Source SIRENE juin 2003 - Traitement Seine & Marne Développement
- Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 101
- Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 147-150 ; Les tombes de la famille Ghyka au cimetière du Mée-sur-Seine
- Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 185-219
- Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 183-184
- Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 162-163 et 207
- Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 220-221
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Le Mée-sur-Seine.|
- Official website (French)
- 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (English)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Le Mée-sur-Seine (French)
- Map of Le Mée-sur-Seine on Michelin (English)