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Ruins of the Tour de Ganne
Ruins of the Tour de Ganne
Grez-sur-Loing is located in France
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Fontainebleau
Canton Nemours
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Boixière
Area1 12.97 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,358
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77216 / 77880
Elevation 52–85 m (171–279 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Grez-sur-Loing (formerly Grès-en-Gâtinais) is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in north-central France.

Art colony

Main street in Grez, by John Lavery

It is located 70 km south of Paris and is notable for the artists and musicians who have lived or stayed there. The Swedish artist Carl Larsson met his wife Karin Bergöö while they were both staying at Grez.

The English composer Frederick Delius lived here and dictated a number of works to his amanuensis, Eric Fenby, here. Their house was portrayed in the 1968 Ken Russell film Song of Summer, but it was filmed in England.

Others include Swedish artists Karl Nordström, Carl Larsson, Emma Chadwick, Julia Beck and Bruno Liljefors as well as writer August Strindberg, the Danish and Norwegian members of the Skagen Group, and Robert Louis Stevenson. American artists

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