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The town hall in Mousseaux-sur-Seine
The town hall in Mousseaux-sur-Seine
Mousseaux-sur-Seine is located in France
Location within Île-de-France region
Mousseaux-sur-Seine is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 49°02′37″N 1°38′51″E / 49.0436°N 1.6475°E / 49.0436; 1.6475Coordinates: 49°02′37″N 1°38′51″E / 49.0436°N 1.6475°E / 49.0436; 1.6475
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Mantes-la-Jolie
Canton Bonnières-sur-Seine
Intercommunality CU Grand Paris Seine et Oise
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gérard Ours
Area1 7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 621
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78437 /78270
Elevation 12–68 m (39–223 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 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.

Mousseaux-sur-Seine is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.


Map commune

Mousseaux-sur-Seine is a riverside town in the Seine, situated 14 km west of Mantes-la-Jolie and 6 km east of Bonnières-sur-Seine, on the Left Bank, in the loop Moisson. It borders of Freneuse Mericourt and west, north Moisson. To the east, it is separated by the Seine Saint-Martin-la-Garenne.

The village is located by the river along a limestone cliff where many were dug basements, "boves" which once served homes.

Seine borders the town to the southeast. Sablière of loops of the Seine Moisson-Mousseaux.


This territory was already inhabited in the Neolithic period. Numerous flint weapons have been found. In pre-Roman Gaul the Belgic tribe of the Veliocasses or Velocasses controlled a large area around the town. Christianity came to the area with the work of Nicasius of Rouen, about 250AD

The village of Mousseaux is a center of caving in the area. The inhabitants of the area have nicknamed the caves "sparkling".[1]

The village was until the late 18th century an important wine production, which remains, still visible, an old press. In 2003, Mousseaux-sur-Seine chooses to join the urban community of Mantes en Yvelines, rather than the community of communes des Portes Île-de-France focused on Bonnières-sur-Seine.


  • Saint-Léger church stone church Gothic Revival limestone dating from 1875.
  • winepress: kept in a "bove" excavation dug into the limestone cliff.
  • Painting workshop of Martine Darcel
  • the Town Hall
  • recreation Park on the river popular with Parisians


Population of the Municipality

In 2013, the municipality had 658 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known throughout the population censuses carried out in the town since 1793.

In 1793 the population was 631 persons and by 1800 had dropped to 627. This began a steady decline through the 19th century till 1900 when the population was about 170 and had reached 136 by the eve of World War II.

After the war the population grew till today it has reached its pre-revolution numbers.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Patrick Saletta, Sanctuaires souterrains: aux origines de l'Église en France, page 43