Noisiel (French pronunciation: [nwazjɛl] ) is a commune in the French department of Seine-et-Marne, administrative region of Île-de-France. It is located in the eastern suburbs of Paris, 20.5 km (12.7 mi) from the center of Paris.

Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Noisiel
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Noisiel
Noisiel is located in France
Noisiel is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°51′17″N 2°37′44″E / 48.8547°N 2.6289°E / 48.8547; 2.6289
IntercommunalityCA Paris - Vallée de la Marne
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Mathieu Viskovic[1]
4.35 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
 • Density3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
77337 /77186
Elevation38–109 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.

The commune of Noisiel is part of the Val Maubuée sector, one of the four sectors in the "new town" of Marne-la-Vallée.

Demographics edit

Inhabitants of Noisiel are called Noisiéliens. The population of Noisiel increased sharply in the 1970s, and has since stabilised around 15,000 inhabitants. As of 1998, 8% of the population was Asian and certain parts of the commune had high Asian populations.[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 1,274—    
1975 3,571+15.86%
1982 12,446+19.53%
1990 16,525+3.61%
1999 15,502−0.71%
2007 15,429−0.06%
2012 15,625+0.25%
2017 15,230−0.51%
Source: INSEE[4]

Transportation edit

Noisiel is served by Noisiel station on Paris RER line  .

Menier chocolate edit

Saulnier Mill, in the Menier Chocolate Factory

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.

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 tentative list to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[5][6] 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.

Education edit

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.[7]

Noisiel has one junior high school, Collège du Luzard. There are other nearby junior high schools in Champs-sur-Marne, Emerainville, Lognes, and Torcy.[8]

The commune has two senior high schools/sixth-form colleges:[8]

Other senior high/sixth-form establishments in surrounding communes:[8]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ Ancienne chocolaterie Menier à Noisiel, UNESCO
  6. ^ Base Mérimée: Ensemble d'industrie alimentaire dit chocolaterie Menier, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  7. ^ "Périmètres scolaires et établissements." Noisiel. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c "Enseignements secondaire et supérieur." Noisiel. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.

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