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Beaumont-sur-Oise (Municipality, Val-d'Oise, France)

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Flag of Beaumont-sur-Oise, current and former versions - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 28 September 2021

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Presentation of Beaumont-sur-Oise

The municipality of Beaumont-sur-Oise (9,504 inhabitants in 2019; 560 ha), located 30 km north of Paris, is the seat of the Communauté de comunes Haut-Val-d'Oise.

Olivier Touzeau, 28 September 2021

Flag of Beaumont-sur-Oise

The flag of Beaumont-sur-Oise, hoisted in the Champagne-sur-Oise traffic circle with the flags of the other municipalities of the Communauté de communes Haut-Val-d'Oise (photo), is white with the municipal logo. The flag hoisted in the same place in 2016 (photo) was white with the municipal coat of arms, "Gules a castle argent on a base or port and windows sable with roofs or ensigned by weathervanes of the same", and the name of the municipality below.

The castle of Beaumont, one of the most important in the valley of the Oise, was probably built on a rocky outcrop by Count Mathieu (1090-1151) to replace a preceding castrum-type timber structure that had existed from the 3rd century. Destroyed and rebuilt several times between the 10th and 17th centuries, the castle was ruined by the 19th century.
The town was built around the castle, with the construction in the 10th century of the castle's collegiate church and of a parish church. In 1226, Louis XI became Count of Beaumont and lived in the castle. The Hundred Years' War and the Wars of Religion prompted construction of the upper part of the walls and of the keep. The English occupied the town for forty years and the castle itself between 1420 and 1435, when the French artillery of Henri IV caused major damage to its towers. During the the French Revolution, the castle was destroyed and then sold off as a national asset.

Olivier Touzeau, 28 September 2021