Lagny-sur-Marne (pronounced [laɲi syʁ maʁn]; English: Lagny on the Marne) is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France 26.1 km (16.2 mi) from the centre of Paris.
The town hall of Lagny-sur-Marne
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||Marne et Gondoire|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jean-Paul Michel|
|5.72 km2 (2.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||37–112 m (121–367 ft) |
(avg. 44 m or 144 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
From 644, Lagny-sur-Marne was the site of Lagny Abbey, a monastery founded that year, and after its destruction by the Normans refounded about 990. The monastery was seized by the state at the French Revolution and its buildings are used since 1842 as the offices of the municipality.
During the Middle Ages Lagny-sur-Marne was one of the most popular places for tourneys in Northern France. In November 1179 a notable tournament was held by Louis VII of France in honour of the coronation of his son.
In 1170, the young knight Baldwin of Bethune and his lifelong friend, William Marshal were at the court of Henry the Young King. In 1180 at the great international tournament of Lagny, Baldwin was a knight banneret, leading the Flemish team while William headed the English team.
In 1846, Lagny-sur-Marne annexed the commune of Saint-Denis-du-Port.
Inhabitants are called Latignaciens or Laniaques.
Lagny-sur-Marne is served by the Lagny – Thorigny station, on the Transilien Paris – Est suburban rail line. The station, although administratively located in neighbouring commune of Thorigny-sur-Marne, is immediately across the Marne River from the centre of Lagny-sur-Marne.
The commune has ten preschools and nine elementary schools. There are two junior high schools, Collège Les 4 Arpents and Collège Marcel Rivière, as well as one senior high school/sixth-form college, Lycée Van Dongen.
- Christopher Jullien, footballer
- Paul Pogba – footballer
- Christopher Nkunku - footballer
- Benjamin Boukpeti – Togolese canoeist who won a bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics, which was Togo's first ever Olympic medal.
- Valéry Aubertin (born 1970), the organist and composer, was born in Lagny-sur-Marne
- It is possible that the Irish family de Lany came from Lagny-sur-Marne.
- Edouard Cortes, (1882-1969), Post-Impressionist painter
- "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
- Paul Meyer, ‘’L'histoire de Guillaume le Maréchal, Comte de Striguil et de Pembroke, Régent d'Angleterre de 1216 à 1219’’, Laurens, Paris, 1891.
- "Contact." Titus Interactive. 3 June 2004. Retrieved on 4 September 2012. "Titus Interactive SA : Parc de l'Esplanade 12, rue Enrico Fermi 77462 Lagny sur Marne Cedex. FRANCE"
- "Maternelle et élémentaire Archived 2016-09-16 at the Wayback Machine." Lagny-sur-Marne. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
- "Collèges et lycées Archived 2016-09-16 at the Wayback Machine." Lagny-sur-Marne. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lagny-sur-Marne.|
- Official site (in French)
- 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (in English)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Lagny-sur-Marne (in French)
- Map of Lagny-sur-Marne on Michelin (in English)