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Montry (Municipality, Seine-et-Marne, France)

Last modified: 2004-07-31 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Montry]by Arnaud Leroy

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Presentation of Montry

The small city of Montry (3,159 inhabitants, 286 ha) is located east of Paris, somewhere between Lagny-sur-Marne and Meaux.

In 847, a hamlet named Montericus was listed on a chart of the possessions of St. Denis' abbey. This Montericus probably became Montry. Montry was later a hamlet part of the parish of Couilly, transfered in 1109 to the parish of Saint-Germain-les-Couilly. A church was built in Montry in 1130, and the village was granted the status of parish by the bishop of Meaux in 1185.

In 1870, Bismarck met the French negotiator Jules Favre (1809-1880) in a half-ruined house belonging to farmer Happert. Bismarck did not enjoy the place and asked Happert to find a better one, which was the castle of Hautes Maisons, located in the neighbouring village of Condé-Sainte-Libiaire. The castle of Montry was rebuilt in the XIXth century on the site of an older castle, whose remains are the pigeon house and the parc decorated with XVIIIth century statues.

Source: ADIPAB website

Ivan Sache, 21 March 2004

Presentation of the flag of Montry

The flag of Montry, as reported by Arnaud Leroy, is white with the municipal arms in the middle.

The municipal arms of Montry are quartered I and IV argent a lion or II and III azure a bend sinister argent, escutcheon or three fleurs de lys argent 2 + 1, chief gules three fleurs de lys argent.

Ivan Sache, 21 March 2004