Noisiel is a commune
Communes of France
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...

 in the Seine-et-Marne
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 department in the Île-de-France
Île-de-France (région)
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Régions of France
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 in north-central France
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. It is located in the eastern suburbs of Paris
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 20.5 km (12.7 mi) from the center
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The commune of Noisiel is part of the Val Maubuée sector, one of the four sectors in the "new town" of Marne-la-Vallée
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Noisiel is served by Noisiel station on Paris RER line
The RER A is one of the five lines in the RER rapid transit system serving :Paris, France.The line runs from the western terminuses Saint-Germain-en-Laye , Cergy Le Haut , and Poissy to the eastern terminuses Boissy-Saint-Léger and Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy .* First inauguration: 12 December 1969*...


Menier chocolate

Noisiel is synonymous with the name "Menier", famous chocolate makers
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 who built the first automated chocolate production facility in 1825 at a time when the village's inhabitants numbered around 200. The Menier company would prosper and in the 1870s built a complete "town" to accommodate its employees that numbered more than 2000 by the end of the 19th century.

Members of the Menier family
Menier family
The Menier family of Noisiel, France, was a prominent family of chocolatiers who began as pharmaceutical manufacturers in Paris in 1816. They would build a highly successful enterprise, expanding to London, England, and New York City, New York, USA. The Menier Chocolate Co. remained in the family...

 were mayors of Noisiel without interruption from May 11, 1871 to November 8, 1959.
  • Emile-Justin Menier
    Emile-Justin Menier
    Émile-Justin Menier French pharmaceutical manufacturer, chocolatier, and politician, was born in Paris. In 1853, on the death of his father, Antoine, Émile-Justin Menier inherited a large and successful Parisian company that manufactured a range of medicinal powders.His father's company also...

     (1871 to 1881)
  • Henri Menier
    Henri Menier
    Henri Emile Anatole Menier was a French businessman and adventurer and a member of the Menier family of chocolatiers. Born in Paris, he was the son of Emile-Justin Menier and grandson to Antoine Brutus Menier who founded the Menier Chocolate company...

     (1881 to 1913)
  • Gaston Menier (1913 to 1933)
  • Jacques Menier (1934 to 1945)
  • Antoine Gilles Menier
    Antoine Gilles Menier
    Antoine Gilles Florent Menier was a French businessman and municipal politician who was a member of the prominent Menier family of chocolatiers....

     (1945 to 1959)

The Menier Chocolate factory operated until 1993 and today is a museum and the French head office of the Nestlé
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 company who now own the company. It has been designated by the government of France as a Monument historique
Monument historique
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 and is on the list to be named a UNESCO
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 World Heritage Site
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