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Huisseau-sur-Cosson

Town, village, neighbourhood in Huisseau-sur-Cosson
  • Huisseau-sur-Cosson is located in the Loire Valley and Sologne, in the heart of the golden triangle of the Loire castles: Chambord, Blois and Cheverny. The village is nestled 170km south of Paris, 10km east of Blois and 2.5km from the entrance to the Chateau de Chambord park. It is crossed by the Cosson, a small sub-tributary of the Loire, and is divided into three parts: Le Chîteau, Le Bourg and La-Chaussée-le-Comte.
    The inhabitants of Huisseau-sur-Cosson are called Huisselois and...
    Huisseau-sur-Cosson is located in the Loire Valley and Sologne, in the heart of the golden triangle of the Loire castles: Chambord, Blois and Cheverny. The village is nestled 170km south of Paris, 10km east of Blois and 2.5km from the entrance to the Chateau de Chambord park. It is crossed by the Cosson, a small sub-tributary of the Loire, and is divided into three parts: Le Chîteau, Le Bourg and La-Chaussée-le-Comte.
    The inhabitants of Huisseau-sur-Cosson are called Huisselois and Huisseloises.
    The 2279 inhabitants of Huisseau-sur-Cosson live in a total area of 22.79 km2, with a density of 100 inhabitants per km2 and an average altitude of 79 m.
    Nearby towns include Mont-près-Chambord, Saint-Claude-de-Diray, Maslives, Montlivault and Cour-sur-Loire.
    The village of Huisseau-sur-Cosson didn't take its present name until the 13th century. Its name derives from the place where a hermit named Saint My used to give advice through a narrow doorway. A number of archaeological sites (the Grotteaux menhir and the Motte Boulogne ruins, both located near the left bank of the Cosson about 1,500 m downstream of the village center) attest to the village's existence in Gaulish times. A treasure trove of 300 Roman coins was unearthed in 1834. But it was under the reign of François 1er that the village really took off, with the construction of the Château de Chambord and the arrival of numerous craftsmen to work on the gigantic site. The Château des Grotteaux was built in the commune in 1620.