The town hall in Mousseaux-sur-Seine
|Intercommunality||Mantes en Yvelines|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Gérard Ours|
|Area1||7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi)|
|• 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 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 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
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.
- Patrick Saletta, Sanctuaires souterrains: aux origines de l'Église en France, page 43
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