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Montreuil-le-Chétif (France)
region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Mamers
Canton Sillé-le-Guillaume
Community association Haute Sarthe Alpes Mancelles
Coordinates 48 ° 15 ′  N , 0 ° 2 ′  W Coordinates: 48 ° 15 ′  N , 0 ° 2 ′  W
height 89-229 m
surface 14.64 km 2
Residents 302 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 21 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 72130
INSEE code

Montreuil-le-Chétif is a French municipality with 302 inhabitants in the department of Sarthe in the region Pays de la Loire .



Montreuil-le-Chétif is located roughly halfway between Sillé-le-Guillaume and Fresnay-sur-Sarthe on the D310 .

Neighboring communities

Douillet Saint-Aubin-de-Locquenay
Mont-Saint-Jean Neighboring communities Moitron-sur-Sarthe
Pezé-le-Robert Ségrie


Population development

At the beginning of the recording of the population in 1793, Montreuil had 928 inhabitants, this number rose to 1,228 inhabitants by 1831 and then fell relatively steadily. In 1999 Montreuil had the lowest population with 287 inhabitants, since then the number has increased again and in 2011 it reached 316 again.

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2015
Residents 435 445 359 339 291 287 310 302


The under 15-year-olds make up the second largest group in Montreuil after the 30 to 44-year-olds, but almost 30% of the population is over 60. Montreuil, like many municipalities in this region, is struggling with an aging population and rural exodus. The proportion of 15 to 30 year olds has decreased by three percent since 2006, but the proportion of under 15 year olds has increased by two percent.

Montreuil age pyramid 2011
Men Age level Women
0-14 years
15-29 years
30–44 years
45–59 years
60–74 years
75-89 years
over 90 years


The General Councilor for the canton of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe , in which Montreuil is also located, is the Mayoress of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe Fabienne Labrette-Ménager ( UMP ). In the National Assembly , Montreuil is represented by the MP from the first constituency of the Département Sarthe Françoise Dubois ( PS ).

Political tendencies

The political situation in Montreuil is very conservative, since 2002 the presidential candidates of the UMP and the RPR , with a turnout of well over 80%, have always achieved a clear majority. In the parliamentary elections, the turnout since 2002 has been between 60 and 67% and here too the UMP candidates always achieved a majority.

The European elections are characterized by a poor turnout, since 2004 a turnout of over 50% has never been achieved. In 2002 the PS received the most votes, in 2009 the UMP and in 2014 the FN . In the referendums on the Maastricht Treaty and the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe , voter turnouts of over 70% were achieved, showing that the people of Montreuil are critical of the European Union because both treaties were rejected.

City council and mayor

The last local elections ( élections municipales ) in Montreuil-le-Chétif took place on March 23, 2014. There were fourteen candidates for the first ballot. The municipal council ( conseil municipal ) was directly elected. All eleven seats could be filled in the first ballot, as eleven candidates received an absolute majority of the votes, so no second ballot was necessary.
The local council from among its members Marie-France Guyon for mayor ( Maire ) and Patrice Julienne and Laurent Lechat to Assistant Secretary ( Adjoints selected).

Culture and sights


  • Saint Sulpice church from the 11th century,
  • Château les Touchettes from the 14th century and
  • Bernay mansion ( Manoir de Bernay ) from the 14th and 15th centuries ( Monument historique since 2008 ).

Economy and Infrastructure


Montreuil is part of a school association with Saint-Aubin-de-Locquenay and Moitron-sur-Sarthe . The joint school is located in Saint-Aubin-de-Locquenay.


The economy in Montreuil is characterized by agriculture. There are no larger companies or even industry. In the small town center there is a tobacco shop, a bakery, a car repair shop and a carpentry shop, and there is also an agricultural contractor in Montreuil. Larger shops, supermarkets, butchers etc. can be found in the nearby towns of Sillé-le-Guillaume and Fresnay-sur-Sarthe .


Montreuil is on the D310. The D310 leads via Fresnay-sur-Sarthe to the D338 and the A28 (E402), which are both axes between Alençon and Le Mans .


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Sarthe. Flohic Editions, Volume 1, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-84234-106-6 , pp. 621-622.

Web links

Commons : Montreuil-le-Chétif  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. 2007 population on the website of the French Statistical Office.Retrieved on August 18, 2014
  2. Population structure of Montreuil 2011 on the website of the French statistical office. Retrieved August 25, 2014
  3. ^ List of candidates for the first ballot in Montreuil-le-Chétif. Retrieved August 20, 2014
  4. ^ Official final result of the local elections in Montreuil-le-Chétif. Retrieved August 20, 2014
  5. ^ Listing of the new parish council on the website of the newspaper Le Maine libre . Retrieved August 20, 2014