Again, nostalgic Chambry !!!

I am looking at my vault these last few days and encountering many pictures not yet on my blog, do not know why… This town is very small but always will be on my mind ,and  I am becoming sentimental again. I like to tell you a bit more on the village of Chambry in Seine et Marne dept 77 of the Ïle de France region in my belle France.

 When I first met the women that later would be my wife, her mother lived here. It was my first home in France! I used to joke (tried) with my in-laws saying ” Did you saw Jules Ceasar passed by here?” joking that there was nothing here but wheat fields ! After many years it became my second home and of course ,we visited often enough to know every street in the village. My dear late wife Martine has passed away and now her mother Yvette passed away too. I still have the 3 sisters and youngest brother living in other villages nearby,  but the trips have become less. Nevertheless, it is a sentimental big spot for me, Chambry will always be in my heart !!! Below the house, my bedroom and my dog Rex walking in balcony.



chambry Rex in veranda house dec18

Chambry is a village located 7 km north of Meaux. It has less than 1000 inhabitants. Theater of violent engagements during the Battle of the Ourcq (WWI September 1914). The Battle of the Ourcq marks the beginning of the first Battle of the Marne. It engages the 6th French army, part of the British army and the 1st German army.

Still has a nice small Church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, 15C, damaged in 1940, and restored after 1944 The church, originally called Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, was renamed Saint-Pierre-et-Saint Paul. (St Peter and St Paul). I have the pictures on a family service. However for the remembrance and history oriented folks (like me) you need to come here for the memorials and cemeteries of WWI.

chambry ch st pierre et st paul fron jul21

chambry ch st pierre et st paul nave funeral jul21

The Pays de Meaux tourist office on Chambry

There you go folks, there you can go thru the Roman  towns lol!  in a remote area of my nostalgic Chambry. After all,  Chambry according to local tradition would have been an area given by Julius Caesar to one of his legionnaires in the 1C BC.  Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!


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