New town of Marne, Grand East region, Cormicy sits on the edge of the Aisne, seventeen kilometers from Reims and thirty kilometers of Laon. She was born on 1 January 2017 from the merger of Cormicy and Gernicourt.
Occupied since prehistoric times, the territory of Cormicy continues to develop in the course of the Gallo-Roman times, as evidenced by the remains found on site. Simple parish in the Merovingian, Cormicy resurgent in the Middle Ages, becoming a dependency of the archbishopric of Reims. Fortified city in the twelfth century, she knows a lot of damage in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, especially during its capture by the Archduke Leopold at the time of the Fronde. Important economic pole, the city was once known for its wealth of fairs and markets.
Destroyed during the events of the First World War, the town was completely rebuilt at that time, revealing a more modern face but not without charm.
Included in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments, the Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte dates from the early twentieth century, but was originally built in the twelfth century. It is possible to admire several elements of Art Nouveau like the pulpit and baptistery. Completed in 1930, the windows provide a beautiful harmony of colors to enjoy the time of the visit.
Based in Gernicourt, St. Rigobert chapel has also a charming architecture.
There are some remains of the old medieval town of Cormicy like traces of walls, the door to the bar or underground cellars networks.
Do not forget to admire the "castle" Cormicy, a charming 1920s with an old basement of the twelfth century, or city hall completely rebuilt after World War II.
Very marked by the Great War, the town has several witnesses to this particularly difficult period as the remains of a battery. The national necropolis of the Blue House welcomes the bodies of more than 14 000 French soldiers killed during the fighting in 1914 and 1915. As you walk around, you will also overcome a defensive bunker of a German helmet-shaped protective or monument in tribute to General Rousseau.
If you want to enjoy the scenery, it is possible to borrow the Holy Aubeu circuit that starts from Hermonville to join Gernicourt. Throughout almost twenty kilometers, the route crosses several wine towns nearby.
A river stop was created near the cemetery to accommodate visiting boats.
A flea market is proposed at the beginning of April.
For the Music Day in June, the town hosts various concerts.
The main festival is held in mid-June with a carnival, a parade of bikes and different shows.
Festivities take place on the occasion of July 14 with many activities for young and old.
Every two years, the town offers trail St. Aubeu for mountain bikes and hikers in early fall.
A Christmas market is organized by year end.