I live in Maine-et-Loire (49) in a small village called Corné, which is located between Andard and Mazé. There are 3000 people living there. The name of people who live in Corné is Cornéais for men and Cornéaise for women. Authion is 800 meters from the town and separates the town from the contryside.
The mayor of Corné is Jean-Claude LACHENY, who is also the Vice president of the Economic Development Committee (comité développement économique) for 3 communities: Vallée – Loire – Authion.
In 1988 the town of Corné accepted to be twinned with an English city called Headley.
In 2002 a cinema was created called Espace Séquoia. The cinema can be used for theatrical performances (:plays) or for wedding receptions. There is a bar, one small hall and one spacious hall.
In Corné, there is big hall to practise sports. There are two outside football fields, two outdoor tennis courts, one skate park, two outdoor basketball courts, and one sports complex including two halls to play basketball, football, handball, … and one hall for dancing.
There is one preschool, one primary school in Corné. There is a nursery too. In Corné there are lot of children.
Corné is a small village but it's very active and lively. There are many small businesses. For example, there are two bakeries, one tobacconist, one grocery store, one garage, one coffee shop, bars, restaurants, a florist, two doctors, one dentist, one veterinarian, two hairdressers, a transport company, …
It is a lively village; Corné offers several events, for example a Christmas show, "des pieces de theatre"(plays) , movie showings, …
The settlement place was old Corné, which we know existed with the discovery of polished stone axes, which prove the existence of a Celtic Village at the time (circa 500 BC C).
In 1790, agriculture was the main activity of the population. The other areas of activity were trade and commerce. On August 2, 1815, the Prussian troops entered Corné. They left the city in September of that year.
During the Second World War, 42 men were imprisoned in Corné and sent to Germany between 1939 and 1945, another 14 were requisitioned under the Compulsory Work Service law from 1943 to 1945. The Germans went through Corné in June 1940 but did not occupy it until 1944. The Baillie (the whole land, fields, ..) served as an airfield, but was bombed by the Allies in June 1944. Corné was freed of German occupation on August 8, 1944, however a number of German prisoners of war remained in captivity from August 1945 to 1947.