Established at the confluence of the Savière and the brook of Fleury, Corcy has always led a quiet life, half agricultural, half forest, led by the hunts around the pond of La Ramée and by the railway that runs through the town for nearly 150 years.
Under the Consulate, the squire was Mr. de Montbreton, which bore the title of esquire of His Imperial Highness Princess Pauline (in residence at Montgobert) and the first Wolf-Lieutenant of the forest of Retz!
Alas, the fierce fights, that took place here between May 30th and June 5th 1918, saw a large destruction of the church and old houses, and the disappearance of the castle.
In the village, a Calvary marks the limit of the German advance.
Today, the monumental heritage of Corcy comes down to the church, curiously dedicated to the first Christian martyr of England, St. Alban. We still do not know why.
Carefully rebuilt after the Great War, the church is seamlessly integrated to the valley and hides the concrete structure that supports the bell tower!
Listed as an 'Historic Monument' on February 20th 1920, it offers to the visitors a beautiful Madonna and Child of Gothic style, and a remarkable oak Christ of the eighteenth century, once exposed in the cloister of the Abbey of Longpont, then saved from the fury of a revolutionary Corcy local.
The town is now a popular place for hikers and city dwellers in search of peace and greenery.
Inhabitants : Land area : Altitude : Division of :
394 725 ha 82 m Villers-cotterêts
Community of Municipalities : Villers-Cotterêts / Forêt de Retz
Tel : Fax : Council office :
2, rue de l'Etang 02600 CORCY +33.(0)3 23 72 52 06 +33.(0)9 62 51 02 95 +33.(0)3 23 72 52 06 Monday from 16.30 to 19.00 Friday from 16.30 to 19.00