This commune covers an area of 6.50km² and has around 580 inhabitants who are known as ‘Courterangeois’. It is located 17km south-east of Troyes. Reached via the D619, D123 or the D186, Courteranges is 11km from junction 21 (Saint-Thibault) of the A5 from Paris and 7km from junction 23 (Thennelières) from the A26 between Calais and Troyes. In addition, the cycle route to the lakes goes through Courteranges, making this a safe and pleasant way for cyclists to reach the village.
The nursery and primary school buildings date from 2006. It is one of the communes of the Forêt d’Orient Regional Nature Park. Residents and sporting associations benefit from its proximity to the lakes.
The festivities committee organises celebrations that bring the community together for major events, whilst other associations bring people together to enjoy archery or simply for relaxation.
The Romanesque Church of the Nativité de la Vierge (10th – 12th century) no longer stands and was replaced in the 1960s by a small church with plain architecture and a bell tower.
Older furnishings are preserved in this modern church, some of which are classifed as historic monuments, including a 17th-century wooden bas-relief depicting Christ, a polychrome limestone statue of John the Baptist dating from the late 16th or early 17th century and a 16th-century gilded oak crucifix.
The church is next to the War Memorial, which is in memory of those who died in the First and Second World Wars. The Gallic cockerel sits on top of the soldier’s helmet on the pedestal that supports the obelisk that is typical of war memorials.