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The town hall in Marchenoir
The town hall in Marchenoir
Coat of arms of Marchenoir
Coat of arms
Marchenoir is located in France
Coordinates: 47°49′27″N 1°23′44″E / 47.8242°N 1.3956°E / 47.8242; 1.3956Coordinates: 47°49′27″N 1°23′44″E / 47.8242°N 1.3956°E / 47.8242; 1.3956
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Blois
Canton Marchenoir
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Beauce et Forêt
 • Mayor Marc Fesneau
Area1 9.42 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 632
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 41123 / 41370
Elevation 124–151 m (407–495 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

Marchenoir is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France. The nearby Forest of Marchenoir was the site of L'Aumône Abbey, a Cistercian daughter house of Cîteaux Abbey. The Earl of Buckingham stayed at the Abbey in 1380 whilst his army was quartered in the Forest.[1]


In 1650 Claude Pajon was appointed to be pastor to the Reformed Church at Marchenoir.[2]

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  1. ^ John Froissart, John (1395). Froissart's Chronicles Book II. Manuscript. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Gootjes, Albert (2013). Claude Pajon (1626-1685) and the Academy of Saumur: The First Controversy over Grace. Brill.