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The bell tower of the church of Notre-Dame
The bell tower of the church of Notre-Dame
Marçon is located in France
Coordinates: 47°42′37″N 0°30′47″E / 47.7103°N 0.5131°E / 47.7103; 0.5131Coordinates: 47°42′37″N 0°30′47″E / 47.7103°N 0.5131°E / 47.7103; 0.5131
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement La Flèche
Canton La Chartre-sur-le-Loir
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Val du Loir
Area1 30.05 km2 (11.60 sq mi)
Population (2006 [1])2 1,008
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 72183 /72340
Elevation 47–133 m (154–436 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.

Marçon is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France. It is also a minor, but well liked wine producing area. Its inhabitants are called Marconi and Marçonnaises.


Marçon is a commune located in southern Sarthe in the Loir valley, between Château-du-Loir and La Chartre-sur-le-Loir on the French provincial road- N° 305. The climate is of a moderate nature and the farmland is fertile.

Towns bordering[edit]

In the Canton of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir[edit]

In the Canton of Château-du-Loir[edit]




It was occupied by Germany in World War II, but was not conquered by Prussia in World War I.

Religious heritage[edit]

Steeple of the church
  • Notre Dame, she was dedicated April 25, 1500 by the Archbishop of Tours, Bishop of Bénéhard. The tower is surmounted by a spire covered with slate that is slightly twisted, so that this church is listed as having a twisted tower. The angle turns 1 / 16 th from right to left.

Civil Heritage[edit]

The school dining room Le Corbusier: In 1957, the famous architect was contacted by the mayor at the time Mr Armand de Malherbe, drew with his colleague Andre Wogenscky, plans for the school canteen which subsequently opened in 1960.


  • Wines from Coteaux du Loir.

Famous people[edit]

Monuments and tourist spots[edit]

Lac des Varennes: lake of 50 hectares converted into leisure with water-slide, beach, area picnic, games for children, mini-golf, fishing, sailing, pedal boats, archery. Entrance fee in season, free for residents and for campers staying at the neighbouring campsite, Caming du Lac des Varennes. See their web site here "Camping du Lac des Varennes" or visit their blog site.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Populations légales 2006 publiées par l’INSEE le 1er janvier 2009

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