Meaux

Meaux

Meaux

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Coat of arms of Meaux
Meaux is located in France
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Meaux
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Meaux
Canton Meaux-Nord and Meaux-Sud
Intercommunality Pays de Meaux
Mayor Jean-François Copé
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 39–107 m (128–351 ft)
Land area1 14.95 km2 (5.77 sq mi)
Population2 50,673  (2006)
 - Density 3,389 /km2 (8,780 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77284/ 77284
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.

Coordinates: 48°57′37″N 2°53′18″E / 48.9602777778°N 2.88833333333°E / 48.9602777778; 2.88833333333

Meaux (French pronunciation: [mo]) is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located 41.1 km (25.5 mi) east-northeast from the center of Paris. Meaux is a sub-prefecture of the department and the seat of an arondissement. Although it is the most populous commune in the Seine-et-Marne, it is not the capital, which is Melun.

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Demographics

Inhabitants of Meaux are called Meldois.

Culture

Meaux is known for Brie de Meaux (a variety of Brie cheese) and the local variety of mustard.

A couple of good festivals, venues for live music and exhibitions:"Musée Bossuet", Music Festival "Musik'elles", recording studios/Concert hall/Alternative culture exhibitions: "Eightball Society Studios").

Meaux Cathedral

Sport

The town is represented by the CS Meaux association football club.

Transport

Meaux is served by Meaux station on the Transilien Paris – Est suburban rail line and on several national rail lines.

People

History

Meaux was the capital of the ancient Gaulish tribe of the Meldi.

The Siege of Meaux was fought in 1422 between the English, under Henry V, and the French during the Hundred Years' War. The town's defence was led by the Bastard of Vaurus, by all accounts cruel and evil, but a brave commander all the same. The siege commenced in October and mining and bombardment soon brought down the walls. Casualties began to mount in the English army, including John Clifford, 7th Baron de Clifford who had been at the siege of Harfleur, the Battle of Agincourt, and received the surrender of Cherbourg. The English also began to fall sick rather early into the siege, and it is estimated that one sixteenth of the besiegers died from dysentery and smallpox. On 9 March 1422, the town surrendered, although the garrison held out. Under continued bombardment, the garrison gave in as well on 10 March, following a siege of 8 months. The Bastard of Vaurus was decapitated, as was a trumpeter named Orace, who had once mocked Henry.

See also

References

External links

Bibliography

  • Patrice CROISY : Bibliographie de Meaux (Meaux, 2006–2009). This database includes over 8 000 articles and books on Meaux and neighbourhood. Some of them are in English.

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