Chelles, Seine-et-Marne

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Chelles
Commune
Chelles ile Refuge.jpg
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 2°36′00″E / 48.8833°N 2.6000°E / 48.8833; 2.6000Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 2°36′00″E / 48.8833°N 2.6000°E / 48.8833; 2.6000
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Torcy
Canton Chelles
Intercommunality CA Paris - Vallée de la Marne
Government
 • Mayor (2014-) Brice Rabaste
Area1 16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 51,035
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 77108 /77500
Elevation 36–106 m (118–348 ft)

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.

Chelles is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region 18 km (11 mi) from the center of Paris.

History[edit]

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Paleolithic artifacts were discovered by chance at Chelles by the pioneering nineteenth-century anthropologist Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet (1821–1898); he named the corresponding cultural stage of the Paleolithic after the commune: «Chellean» or «Chellian», nowadays known as «Oldowan».

At the Merovingian villa of Calae the abbey of Notre-Dame-des-Chelles was founded by Balthild, a seventh-century queen of the Franks. It was largely demolished at the time of the French Revolution.

Geography[edit]

There are two main streets in Chelles, Avenue Foch and Avenue de la Résistance.

Demographics[edit]

The inhabitants are called Chellois.

Transport[edit]

Chelles is served by Chelles – Gournay station on Paris RER line RER E and on the Transilien Paris – Est suburban rail line TransilienTransilien Paris – Est.

Education[edit]

As of 2016 the commune has 13,000 students in 46 public and private schools,[1] the commune includes 19 public preschools and 16 public elementary schools.[2]

There are also:

  • Four public junior high schools: Collège Beau soleil, Collège Corot, Collège de l’Europe, and Collège Weczerka - Beau Soleil and de l'Europe have Enseignement Général Professionnel Adapté (S.E.G.P.A) programmes[3]
  • Three public senior high schools/sixth-form colleges, Lycée Gaston Bachelard, Lycée Professionnel Louis Lumière, and Lycée Jehan de Chelles[4]
  • One private school - Institution Gasnier Guy, with private preschool and elementary school (Gasnier Guy / Ste Bathilde), junior high school (Collège Gasnier Guy),[3] and senior high school (Lycée Gasnier Guy) divisions[4]

Chelles includes a library, Bibliothèque Olympe de Gouges, and a media centre, Médiathèque Jean-Pierre Vernant.[5]

Culture and recreation[edit]

The commune includes the Musée Alfred-Bonno.[6]

There is also a public swimming pool,[7] and a public skate park which opened in 1999.[8]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Éducation." Chelles. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Liste des écoles, inscriptions et fonctionnement de l’école." Chelles. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Collèges." Chelles. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Lycées." Chelles. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Médiathèque – Bibliothèque." Chelles. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Musée Alfred-Bonno." Chelles. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Piscine de Chelles." Chelles. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Skatepark." Chelles. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.

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