Thomery

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Thomery
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Thomery
Location within Île-de-France region
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Thomery
Coordinates: 48°24′34″N2°47′04″E / 48.4094°N 2.7844°E / 48.4094; 2.7844 Coordinates: 48°24′34″N2°47′04″E / 48.4094°N 2.7844°E / 48.4094; 2.7844
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Fontainebleau
Canton Montereau-Fault-Yonne
Intercommunality Moret Seine et Loing
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Jean Roger Donati
Area1 3.71 km2 (1.43 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 3,345
  Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 77463 /77810
Elevation 42–96 m (138–315 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Thomery is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France, between the forest of Fontainebleau and the river Seine.

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany or comuni in Italy. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Seine-et-Marne Department of France

Seine-et-Marne is a French department, named after the Seine and Marne rivers, and located in the Île-de-France region.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

Inhabitants of Thomery are called Thomeryons.

Economy

Over the centuries, Thomery has been home to the Chasselas of Thomery table grapes (different from the Moissac's chasselas) culture performed according to ancestral techniques on high walls. After harvesting, the grapes are disposed in especially designed bottles, filled with water and a charcoal piece, and stored over a period of several months in wine caves or cellars built inside the local houses. This technique allows the grapes to be sold after the Christmas season even as late as Easter with perfectly naturally preserved fruits. This tradition has been extremely popular in from 19th century to World War II, and was destinated to rich tables in Paris (grapes were sold at Fauchon) and beyond (the Russian Csar court was also delivered). The peak of production was in the 1920s with more than 800 tons of grapes a year cultured over a total 350 km (220 mi) of walls. The vine walls are still present in Thomery and have been classified in 1993 by the Monuments historiques. Nowadays, only a few inhabitants are still running the activity for local consumption.

Moissac Commune in Occitanie, France

Moissac is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. The town is situated at the confluence of the rivers Garonne and Tarn at the Canal de Garonne. Route nationale N113 was constructed through the town and between Valence-d'Agen and Castelsarrasin.

Chasselas varietal

Chasselas or Chasselas blanc is a wine grape variety grown in Switzerland, France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, New Zealand and Chile. Chasselas is mostly vinified to be a full, dry and fruity white wine. It is also suitable as a table grape, grown widely for this purpose in Turkey and Hungary.

Wine cave

Wine caves are subterranean structures for the storage and aging of wine. They are an integral component of the wine industry worldwide. The design and construction of wine caves represents a unique application of underground construction techniques.

See also

Communes of the Seine-et-Marne department Wikimedia list article

The following is a list of the 510 communes of the Seine-et-Marne department of France.

Château de By

The Château de By, otherwise the Musée de l'atelier Rosa Bonheur was a museum run by the town of Thomery in the French department of Seine-et-Marne, on the edge of the Fontainebleau Forest. It is named after the former town of By, near Thomery. It was closed for refurbishment in 2016, and was said to be reopening in May 2018.

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