Crépy-en-Valois is a large town in northern France
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. It is designated municipally as a commune
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 within the département of Oise
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. It is located 57.8 km (35.9 mi) northeast of the center of Paris
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Crépy-en-Valois was founded in the tenth century by the count of Valois and served as the capital of the Valois county and duchy. During the Middle Ages, the city raised with the Champagne's market. Then, the Valois and the town of Crépy-en-Valois were annexed by the monarchy and administration was given to a member of the royal family. During the war against English in fourteenth century, the town was destroyed.

In 1828, Crépy-en-Valois annexed the commune of Bouillant. In 1861, a railway station was built and the city knew an economic growth.

On 1 September 1914, the 13th Infantry Brigade of 5th Division, part of the British Expeditionary Force, fought a rearguard action here against the advancing German Army
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, during the Retreat from Mons.
The population of the town increased after World War II
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 because Crépy is located near Paris (40 miles).


Crépy-en-Valois is served by Crépy-en-Valois station
Gare de Crépy-en-Valois
Crépy-en-Valois is a railway station serving Crépy-en-Valois, Oise department, northern France. It is situated on the line from the Gare du Nord to Soissons and Laon.-References:*...

  on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line and on regional rail lines. Travel by train will take about forty five minutes from Gare du Nord.
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