It is to the north-west of the Seine-et-Marne, in Île-de-France, that it is possible to discover the commune of Torcy. Located on the banks of the Marne, about twenty kilometers from Paris, it extends over an area of 6 km². It takes place about ten kilometers from the most famous amusement parks of Paris, Disneyland Paris.
Formerly called Turciacum, the town of Torcy is known from medieval times, although it was occupied in the Neolithic. After changing names several times over the centuries, it took the current at the beginning of the twentieth century, not to change it. With the nineteenth century, Torcy is entering the industrial era and is developing strongly. It is notably linked to the history of the chocolate factory Menier whose employees lived in the old town of the commune.
Now populated by more than 23,000 inhabitants, the Ile-de-France region is appreciated for its calm and preserved environment, as well as for its proximity to some of the most beautiful sites in the region.
The only listed natural site of the commune, the cedar of Lebanon was planted in 1834 following the fall of trees during a convoy destined to the castle of Ferrières. It is classified as a Historical Monument and today has a trunk of more than six meters in circumference.
The church of St. Bartholomew dates from the second half of the nineteenth century. Above the entrance doors, it is possible to admire three paintings depicting The Flight into Egypt, the Baptism of Jesus and Jesus and St. Peter.
A bourgeois residence built by a former mayor of the city, the Château des Charmettes dates from the beginning of the 20th century. If the building is intended for the administrative services of the town hall, the park is open to the public. You can discover thirty species such as charms, maples, Dutch lime trees or redwoods. A ginkgo biloba was also planted in 1989 during the bicentennial of the French Revolution to symbolize the tree of Liberty.
As you walk around, you can admire the Water Path, a sculpture by Vincent Barré composed of seven oxidized pipes, or the Piotr Kowalski Column. Also appreciated, the Formes aquatiques of Christian Anastase present a marble sculpture facing the town hall.
There are still some vestiges of the Douvres mill, rebuilt in the seventeenth century, like the miller's house or two stacks of stones from the courier. The complex now serves as a shelter for the kayak club.
In the streets of Torcy, you can also see an old 19th century wash house, 19th-century Menier houses with their bricks and enamelled ceramics, and the Sainte-Geneviève fountain, a former place of devotion whose waters were reputed miraculous.
Do not miss the A.Musée, the workshop of the sculptor Mirza Moric in which it is possible to admire the artist at work.
Three weekly markets are organized on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the morning. A Christmas market is also offered at the end of the year.
The second largest flea market of amateurs of France behind Lille, the Trophy and Puces of Torcy is held in October.
In May, the Torcy on the Road is a gathering of cars, motorcycles and side-cars bathed in country music and American culture.
The festival of the Marne takes place every third Sunday of June with a guinguette.
The Extreme Music Festival, Fall of Summer, takes place in September.