Noisiel (French pronunciation: [nwazjɛl] (listen)) is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the administrative region of Île-de-France, France. It is located in the eastern suburbs of Paris, 20.5 km (12.7 mi) from the center of Paris.
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||CA Paris - Vallée de la Marne|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Mathieu Viskovic|
|4.35 km2 (1.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||38–109 m (125–358 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Inhabitants of Noisiel are called Noisiéliens.
In 2014, Noisiel had 15,523 inhabitants, a rise of 0.07% since 2009 (Seine-et-Marne : 4,68 % , France without Mayotte : 2,49 %).
As of 1998, 8% of the population was Asian and certain parts of the commune had high Asian populations.
Noisiel is synonymous with the name "Menier", famous chocolate makers who built the first automated chocolate production facility in 1825 at a time when the village's inhabitants numbered around 200. The Menier company would prosper and in the 1870s built a complete "town" to accommodate its employees that numbered more than 2000 by the end of the 19th century.
Members of the Menier family were mayors of Noisiel without interruption from May 11, 1871 to November 8, 1959.
- Emile-Justin Menier (1871 to 1881)
- Henri Menier (1881 to 1913)
- Gaston Menier (1913 to 1933)
- Jacques Menier (1934 to 1945)
- Antoine Gilles Menier (1945 to 1959)
The Menier Chocolate factory operated until 1993 and today is a museum and the French head office of the Nestlé company who now own the company. It has been designated by the government of France as a Monument historique and is on the list to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site . It is open once a year to visitors during the Open Doors Days in September. The Noisiel heritage office  also offers several guided tours for visitors wishing to discover Noisiel and its history.
Noisiel has five groupings of preschools and elementary schools: Allée-des-Bois, Allée des Chevreuils, Bois-de-la-Grange, Ferme-du-Buisson, Jules-Ferry / Maryse-Bastié, Les Noyers, and Les Tilleuls.
The commune has two senior high schools/sixth-form colleges:
Other senior high/sixth-form establishments in surrounding communes:
- "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
- Guillon, Michelle. "The Chinese and Chinese Districts in Paris" (Chapter 11). In: Sinn, Elizabeth (editor). The Last Half Century of Chinese Overseas. Hong Kong University Press, 1 January 1998. ISBN 9622094465, 9789622094468. CITED: p. 198.
- "Périmètres scolaires et établissements." Noisiel. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
- "Enseignements secondaire et supérieur." Noisiel. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Noisiel.|
- Official site (in French)
- 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (in English)
- Base Mérimée: Search for heritage in the commune, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)