Moret-sur-Loing

Moret-sur-Loing (French pronunciation: ​[mɔʁɛ syʁ lwɛ̃], literally Moret on Loing) is a former commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is situated on the river Loing, close to its confluence with the Seine. Moret–Veneux-les-Sablons station has rail connections to Montargis, Melun, Montereau-Fault-Yonne, Laroche-Migennes and Paris.

Moret-sur-Loing
Moret-sur-Loing, Alfred Sisley, 1888
Moret-sur-Loing, Alfred Sisley, 1888
Coat of arms of Moret-sur-Loing
Location of Moret-sur-Loing
Moret-sur-Loing is located in France
Moret-sur-Loing
Moret-sur-Loing
Moret-sur-Loing is located in Île-de-France (region)
Moret-sur-Loing
Moret-sur-Loing
Coordinates: 48°22′28″N 2°48′54″E / 48.3744°N 2.815°E / 48.3744; 2.815Coordinates: 48°22′28″N 2°48′54″E / 48.3744°N 2.815°E / 48.3744; 2.815
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-et-Marne
ArrondissementFontainebleau
CantonMontereau-Fault-Yonne
CommuneMoret-Loing-et-Orvanne
Area
1
4.94 km2 (1.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
4,206
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
77250
Elevation45–98 m (148–322 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

On 1 January 2015, Moret-sur-Loing and Écuelles merged becoming one commune called Orvanne, which merged into the new commune Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne on 1 January 2016.[2]

The town was a source of inspiration for Monet, Renoir and Sisley.

DemographicsEdit

Inhabitants of Moret-sur-Loing are called Morétains.

Twin townsEdit

Moret-sur-Loing is twinned with:

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