Around the primitive church of St. Mary Souppes the 11th century and its Cistercian abbey of Sainte-Marie Cercanceaux the 12th century, the city will develop in the Loing valley, in the heart of Gâtinais from the Middle Ages to the Revolution.
But the real development of the city will be in the second half of the 19th century. The stone quarried Souppes will serve to build great monuments of Paris. Among other things, it is the master carrier Combe Souppes receives control of the extraction, the size and routing stones Sacre Coeur. It will organize the work of the region's supply yard in Paris.
Souppes is a city of water: the River Loing and the canal of the same name through it. Many ponds attract many fishermen.