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Courcelles-sur-Vesle is located in France
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Braine
Mayor Luc Tordeux
Elevation 52–176 m (171–577 ft)
(avg. 75 m/246 ft)
Land area1 8.81 km2 (3.40 sq mi)
Population2 295  (1999)
 - Density 33 /km2 (85 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02224/ 02220
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: 49°20′20″N 3°34′22″E / 49.338889°N 3.572778°E / 49.338889; 3.572778

Courcelles-sur-Vesle is a commune. It is found in the region Picardie in the Aisne department in the north of France. Its population is 295 (1999 census). Its density is 32 inhabitants/km².

History[change | change source]

It's in this village that Napoléon met Marie-Louise, in front of the church, on March 27 1810. She became Empress of the French at just 19 years of age. At the time Napoléon was 41.

Administration[change | change source]

The Mayor since 2001 has been Luc tordeux. He was re-elected in 2008. The next elections are in 2014.

Inhabitants[change | change source]

Change in population
(Source : INSEE[1])
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
227 260 227 222 270 295 321
From the year 1968 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) only counted once.

Monuments[change | change source]

The remains of the choir of the old church have had Listed Building status since 1927.

The Chapel called "Le Calvaire", has been a Listed Building since 1929.

The Courcelles sur Vesle castle was built in 1694. It was ordered by the Baron Jacques de la Grange. In 1988, it became a Hotel and a restaurant .

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