Le Mée-sur-Seine

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Le Mée-sur-Seine
The church in Le Mée-sur-Seine
The church in Le Mée-sur-Seine
Coat of arms of Le Mée-sur-Seine
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Le Mée-sur-Seine
Le Mée-sur-Seine is located in France
Le Mée-sur-Seine
Le Mée-sur-Seine
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Le Mée-sur-Seine is located in Île-de-France (region)
Le Mée-sur-Seine
Le Mée-sur-Seine
Le Mée-sur-Seine (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°32′00″N 2°37′44″E / 48.5333°N 2.6289°E / 48.5333; 2.6289Coordinates: 48°32′00″N 2°37′44″E / 48.5333°N 2.6289°E / 48.5333; 2.6289
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-et-Marne
ArrondissementMelun
CantonSavigny-le-Temple
IntercommunalityCA Melun Val de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Franck Vernin
Area
1
5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
20,917
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
77285 /77350
Elevation37–80 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.

Le Mée-sur-Seine is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France, next to Melun. It is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris 41.1 km (25.5 mi) from the center.

Geography[edit]

The town is located on the ride side of the Seine on a limestone plateau.

History[edit]

  • 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. "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 "Église 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 World War II, and it is now divided in four districts: Le Mée Village, Plein Ciel, Croix Blanche, Les Courtilleraies.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants are called Méens.

Education[edit]

There are 11 infant schools, 8 garde schools, 2 secondary schools and 1 high school.

Culture[edit]

  • "Le Mas": library and auditorium.[2]
  • "Espace Cordier": Youth House for Culture.

Religions[edit]

  • "Église 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)

Economy[edit]

Business Number of firms
(June 2003)[3]
Industry 26
Agriculture 2
Trade 104
Construction 48
Transports 12
Services to firms 85
Services to particular 77
Other 195
TOTAL 549
  • Unemployment rate (1999): 12.8%
  • Private income (2004): €15,136/year

Transport[edit]

Le Mée-sur-Seine is served by Le Mée-sur-Seine station on Paris RER line RER D, approximately 45 minutes from the centre of Paris. Local bus network: Bus TRAM: lines B, F, J, J1, M.[4]

People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-06-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Source SIRENE juin 2003 - Traitement Seine & Marne Développement
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2008-06-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b c d Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 101
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 185-219
  8. ^ Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 183-184
  9. ^ Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 162-163 et 207
  10. ^ Michel Dauvergne et François Lethève, Le Mée-sur-Seine et son histoire, Ville du Mée-sur-Seine, 1994, p. 220-221

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