Gazing the arc of the National Forest on its southern flank, Soucy salutes the brook of Retz, going peacefully through the marshes.
The agricultural village has become, as time goes by, a haven for all who work in town.
Beautiful stones and nature lovers can discover the fortifications of the farm of Saint Médard, the church of Saint Martin and the wash house by walking through the paths of our so picturesque village.
Jérôme LAGACHE Mayor of SOUCY
Recent road work in front of the church of Soucy revealed several stone sarcophagi, probably from the Merovingian period. Would it be the dead that have left to the village a fabulous gold torque (braided necklace) found here a long time and so beautiful that the National Museum of Antiquities at St. Germain-en-Laye wanted to keep it?
Nevertheless, the smallest common of the CC is certainly not less rich in heritage! During the Middle Age, its amazing site came under different authorities (the Abbey of St. Medard (Soissons) as the farm of the plateau, St-Jean-des-Vignes for the cure and the lordship of Montgobert for the Civil Affairs). Today, it has preserved its charm, the dispersion of its houses, but also the beautiful buildings made of stones coming from the local quarries.
Based at the North of Villers-Cotterêts, this village once named SULCÉUM, is the smallest village of the Community of Municipalities with an area of 5.22 km2 and a population of 86 “SULCÉENS “ residents living in 51 homes.
We still remember that in 1860 the village had about 160 inhabitants and that the school had over 25 students! ... Historically, we find traces of life in SULCÉUM from the periode of the Roman Gaul. Most recently, the uncovered Merovingian sarcophagi are further evidence of local human activity in the 6th Century. It is on the same site that the actual Church will be erected five centuries later. In the 13th century, it was home to a community of Guillemites, before being dedicated to St. Martin.
MBut on what patch was then SUICEUM located ? : Probably the one that will take the visitor to discover the charm of this steep and wooded site, with its widespread habitat, hanging between the plains and marshes, often nestled on the slopes of two troughs away from the prevailing winds, connected between levels by paths and stairs. This habitat, which in its green, retained the typical architecture of country houses with even many prominent gables, crawling or cusps, as we knew and enjoyed them in Soissons.