Creil and Bethlehem

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Country: France

Date of Agreement: 2 September 2009

Current Mayor: Jean-Claude Villemain



Creil is a commune in the Oise department in northern France it has 34,000 inhabitants.


On the Oise River, north of Paris. Its Gothic church of Saint-Médard has a 13th-century interior and a 16th-century tower. A great château (now demolished) was built at Creil by King Charles V in the 14th century, and Charles VI lived there for a number of years. The Maison Galle-Juillet, a museum in the château court, contains 19th-century provincial furniture, pottery, and paintings. An active industrial centre linked to both Paris and the northwest of France by road, rail, and inland waterway, Creil has metal works as well as engineering, chemical factories.



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