FRANCE ILE DE FRANCE VAL DE MARNE Creteil_Eglise_Saint-Christophe Wikipedia



C
réteil (pop 90,000) sits on the fertile lands on loop of the Marne River. Créteil was a largely pastoral community up until the Second World War- when it gave up this identity after an onslaught of riots and wars ( the French Wars of Religion, French Revolution, Franco-Prussian war to name a few). The city remained quiet after WWII, until redevelopment projects began in the 1960s. Today, much of Créteil’s architecture dates from this period, with a few exceptions like the Saint- Christophe Church [4 Rue Félix Maire] – which was built between the 12th and 13th centuries. This grey-brown building stands as a testament to Créteil’s religious significance, as the city is the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese. Créteil is also home to a large lake, which is used for recreational water activities like fishing and boating.

 

 

 

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