Coucy, Ardennes

Coucy is a French municipality with 526 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the Ardennes department in the Champagne- Ardenne region.


Coucy located 41 kilometers northeast of Reims, 35 kilometers southwest of Charleville- Mézières and 6.5 kilometers east of Rethel about 50 kilometers south-west of the border with Belgium in the valley of the Aisne on the D30. The creek Saulces -aux -Bois flows through the municipal area. Coucy part of the Aire urbaine de Rethel (administrative division by INSEE ).


Coucy was first documented in the 12th century. At that time, the castle was built, in which the family lived Escannevelle long time. In the 19th century, the castle was partially destroyed by fire. Thereafter, it was used as a farmhouse, to its final destruction in the 1950s.


The church was destroyed at the end of the 19th century and rebuilt. 1967, the bell tower was damaged by a hurricane and replaced by a smaller tower.


The image of the church is dominated by willows. An important source of income is the Coucyiens cattle.