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Mézy-sur-Seine (Municipality, Yvelines, France)

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[Flag of Mezy]by Arnaud Leroy

Source: Mairie de Mézy-sur-Seine


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Presentation of the city

Mézy-sur-Seine is a village of 1,815 inhabitants located on the right bank of the river Seine. The village was known as Mézy until 16 July 1971, when -sur-Seine was added to its name.

The top designer Paul Poiret (1879-1944) asked in 1924 the modern architect ("functionalist") Rob Mallet-Stevens (1886-1945) to build for him a house in Mézy. The house was finished in 1930 and modified by Paul Boyer in 1932 on behalf of its next owner, Elvire Popesco. Born in Romania as Elvira Popescu, Popesco emigrated to France, where she was one of the best theater and cinema actresses. She enjoyed light roles and was therefore nicknamed la Comtesse du Boulevard, because she was the Countess of Foy and often played roles in the comédies de boulevards (light comedies). She was beautiful and brilliant and her salon was very crowded even at the end of her life in the 90s.
The musician Lily Boulanger (1893-1918), the first woman to win the First Prize of Rome, ended her too short life in Mézy.
An other "famous" inhabitant of Mézy was Centrafrican Emperor Bokassa, who owned a manorhouse in Mézy.

Ivan Sache, 4 November 2002


Description of the flag

The flag of Mézy-sur-Seine is horizontally divided white-blue with the municipal coat of arms in the middle and the name of the municipality written in white capital letters below the shield.

Ivan Sache, 4 November 2002

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