COULOMMIERS is twinned with GRAIGUENAMANAGH (Ireland), LEIGHTON-BUZZARD (G.B.), and TITISEE-NEUSTADT (Germany)
Area : 1 092 ha
Altitude : From 73 to 150 m.
Population : 14 200 inhabitants.
Origin of name : According to the legend , Roman Soldiers called « Château Colombier » the Tower and the Houses flied over by doves(=colombes in French) standing in the place where the present Town Hall is.
Specialities : Two different types of cheese are made, which are round and rather flat: a smaller one called «Coulommiers cheese» and a bigger one called « Brie cheese » . Small cakes called « niflettes » are sold only on All Saint Day. The « Roseaux du grand Morin » (= Reeds of the Grand Morin) are chocolate Sweets.
Social services : An important Hospital (550 places), a nursing home, an old people’s home, « Notre Maison » (= Our Home) is a Club for elderly persons.
Schools : Several schools for children of all ages, a High school, a technical High school, an Agricultural High school.
Trades : All the important Banks have a local agency. Market days are Wednesday and Sunday mornings in the center.
Administration : Agency of National Health, Service, Tax-Office, law Courts, Mortgage and Land Registry, Notaries Bailiffs, Auctioneer, Unemployment Office.
Culture, Sports and Games : Public Library in the Town Hall, Cinemas, Theater, Concert Hall, Museum, Any king of sport can be practised inside the « Town Sport Union (USMC) : swimming pool, camping, fishing and others. More than 150 clubs can be joined for artistic, folkloric, and cultural activities.
Means of communication :
By Air : Coulommiers-Voisins airport Dial : 01.64.03.04.36 Address : Aéroport de Paris Aérodrome de
Coulommiers-Voisins Mouroux 77120 Coulommiers
By Railway :
Towards Paris by railway (SNCF-Gare de l’Est) 70 km For Coulommiers station dial : 01.64.03.01.61
By Coaches :
Darche-Gros Cy, rue du Grand-Morin, 77120 Coulommiers. Time tables at Tourism Office.
By road :
Paris (59 km) main road N°34, then Motorway N°4, Meaux (24 km) Mainroad N°34, then second. Road N°228.