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Insee code60184
AltitudeFrom 54 to 146 meters
Surface3.27 km²
Population225 inhabitants
Density68 inhabitants/km²


Chief townBeauvais (at 80 km, 81 min)Jaulzy at 2.7 km (7 min)
DepartmentOiseCouloisy at 3.6 km (7 min)
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A few hundred thousand years BC, the first inhabitants settled in the caves, as shown by the cut and polished stones found in the territory. Later, the Celts built west of the village, a parallelogram of 32x28 meters called "Cromleck" menhir a twenty meter high Mount of the "Croc".

The water of the Fountain Saint Michel, on the north side of the village, also of Celtic origin, was known for his virtues and, according to tradition, "the newlyweds drank water for a male child." A Martimont, south of the village, was a Celtic monument that gave birth to a temple dedicated to Mars, hence the name of the hamlet.

The Gauls then lived here before the arrival of the Romans who built, facing the valley of the Aisne, an oppidum brick. During the Middle Ages, the monks of Choisy au Bac constructed a monastery (Brion's farm, between Church Street and the Rue de Chézelles). On the town, the Earth Notre Dame la Garenne Abbot mean even today land that belonged to the abbey.

After the Hundred Years' War began the construction of the church, completed in the last period of the pointed style. Of that, surrounded by a wall flanked by corbelled turrets, she could not withstand the onslaught of Rieux, Lord of Pierrefonds, and was destroyed and most of the houses (late sixteenth). The underground beneath the village and the plateau probably date from this troubled time!

17th and 18th centuries, the houses appeared in local stone. In 1758, Louis Oblet, captain in the Royal Carabinieri, built a manor on the edge of the plateau in front of the Aisne. It will become in 1882 the "Castle Croutoy".

In the 19th century, a cholera epidemic decimated the population. From March to December 1871, the Prussians occupied the village.

The 20th century will be the major conflicts. Briefly occupied by the Germans in September 1914, the village, freed by the victory of the Marne, did not escape the bombing so far, because of its proximity to the front line.

In 1940, France was again invaded. A Croutoy, soldiers of the 170th RI fought house to house to try to stop the German breakthrough on the Aisne, in vain. The village was almost completely destroyed in four years and suffered a severe occupation until his release on 1 September 1944 the first U.S. military. On the airfield, begun by the French and completed by the Germans who used it throughout the conflict, will continue until 1946 a prison camp. Nearly 100,000 German prisoners lived there, crammed into tents and barracks. For his bravery, the town received the Croix de Guerre 14-18 and 39-45.

In 1954, the reconstruction is completed. A restored church, houses rebuilt in the tradition of Soissons, and over the years, an extension, as the village in the hamlet of Martimont. For 30 years, the population continues to grow, under the watchful eye of the new cock on the steeple In 1984 set to take over the veteran crippled by the wars.


Notre Dame Croutoy:

Historical monument, with fortified cemetery from the 16th century, severely damaged in 1940. Inside, stone baptismal font (thirteenth century), Virgin and Child marble (late fourteenth), carved wooden eagle lectern.

Windows of the church ordered and executed by Mr. Gruber, master glassmaker Alesia street in Paris and raised in 1952, they were made with donations from residents and alumni Croutoy 170th RI.

Chorus: left, Christmas, Mary and Jesus with two women at the center, Coronation of Our Lady by his son, right, Mary and the angel Gabriel (Hail Mary).

Chapel on the left: we find the swallows, symbol of the 170th Infantry Regiment.


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NameType of activityPriceTown
Golf at Humières CastleSports sensations19.50 €Monchy-Humières (24 km)

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Eagle wooden lecternEagle wooden lectern
Statue of Saint LouisStatue of Saint Louis
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French cuisine restaurantLe Chalet du Lac  
Located on the edge of the forest of Compiegne, Lake Pierrefonds, Le Chalet du Lac invites you to enjoy traditional cuisine in a magical setting. Sit inside by the fireplace or on the...
Located 5.7 km from Croutoy23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAux Blés d'Or  
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Located 6.3 km from Croutoy47 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge du Buissonnet  
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Located 13.1 km from Croutoy45 € per person 

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Manor house with 5 bedroomsErmitage de la fontaine des roches    
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Located 5.7 km from Croutoy75 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLe jardin de Saint Jean    
Juana and Eric welcome you to the heart of the forest of Compiegne in their B & b french. A small village lifestyle and serenity bring fullness. Like many people, we fell in love with...
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House with 4 bedroomsDomaine de montaigu  
Near Soissons, Compiègne and Reims, near Paris (1 hour) and Roissy (45 min), the Domaine de Montaigu is located in a former vendangeoir eighteenth century at a time when the region...
Located 12 km from CroutoyFrom 80 € to 105 € the double room 

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House for 8 personsGîte La Tour prend garde  
- In the heart of the medieval town of Coucy le Chateau dating from the thirteenth century to protect the walls and door of Soissons, enjoy a green and modern comfort. The La Tour careful...
Located 25 km from CroutoyFrom 340 € to 635 € per week 
House for 4 personsLaTerrasse de Coucy  
Description. Home with terrace, wonderful view on the ruins of the Castle and the Vallée de Coucy : Located in Uptown Coucy le Château, this lovely 5-room independant house made of...
Located 25 km from CroutoyFrom 404 € to 519 € per week 

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51 places over 13,5 haCamping de l'Aigrette    
Welcome to the Egret's Camping. Fancy a change of scenery? Surrounded by a beautiful pond and a unique landscape, the Egret's Camping at Attichy in Oise (France, south of the Picardy...
Located 2.4 km from CroutoyFrom 12 € to 15.50 € per day 

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Hotel Beaudon - Hotel in CroutoyHotel Beaudon     
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Aux Blés d'Or - Hotel in CroutoyAux Blés d'Or     
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Located 6.3 km from CroutoyRoom from 45 €
Auberge A La Bonne Idée - Hotel in CroutoyAuberge A La Bonne Idée    
Located in the centre of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, Auberge À la Bonne Idée is 14 km from Compiègne. It offers a flowered garden, a terrace and free Wi-Fi access. All rooms feature a flat-screen...
Located 10.8 km from CroutoyRoom from 110 €

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