Avignonet is a commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Avignonetines. Avignonet is located 8 km north of Monestier-de-Clermont. Access to the commune is by the A51 autoroute which passes south through the western arm of the commune and has Exit 13 Sinard on the commune border. Access to the village is by road D110A from Saint-Martin-de-la-Cluze in the north which comes down the western border of the commune to the village; the D110C goes east from Sinard to the dam through the south of the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Le Cros and Le Mas in the south-east. There are large forests in the east of the commune with the rest of the commune farmland; the eastern border of the commune is formed by the Drac river and the large artificial Monteynard lake formed by the dam on the Drac river. Several streams rise in the commune and flow east to the lake including the Ruisseau d'Aiguettas, the Ruisseau de Mitraire, the Ruisseau de la Proche, the Ruisseau des Vaux which forms part of the northern border.
List of Successive Mayors In 2010 the commune had 214 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year. Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 The Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet with its Dam and Hydro-electricity plant. Ruins of the Chateau d'Ars The Chateau des marceaux from the 17th centuryFormer Chateaux Chateau La Cluse Chateau des seigneurs du Gua Communes of the Isère department Photos of Avignonet Bell Towers website Avignonet on Lion1906 Avignonet on Google Maps Avignonet on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Avignonet on the 1750 Cassini Map Avignonet on the INSEE website INSEE
Ambel is a French commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ambellons or Ambellonnes Ambel is located at the southern end of the department of Isère, in the Beaumont area, on a small plateau extending north of Faraud Mountain on the eastern edge of the Dévoluy massif between the Drac river which forms the north-eastern border and the Souloise river which forms the western border; the commune is some 20 km south-west of La Mure and some 50 km north by north-east of Veynes although is not directly accessible from the places. Access to the commune is by minor road D217 which branches from national route N85 at Le Motty to the east of the commune; the D217 goes west to the village turn south to Monestier-d'Ambel. Ambel overlooks Lake Sautet, formed by a dam located 1 kilometre north of the village, dams the two rivers on two sides of the commune; the Plateau of Ambel is one of the residues of an ancient alluvial plain created by a glacial barrier, at the location of the current dam and subsequently cut through by the Drac and Souloise.
Corps to the east and Pellafol to the west are located on the lateral edges of the plain at the same altitude. This gives the local landscape a distinctive aspect with the three villages facing and embedded inside the gorge. Ambel takes its name from the Latin root amb- meaning "with two sides" which refers to the geographical position of the village on a promontory between the Souloise and the Drac valleys: Ambilis in Taraone in low-Latin, Hembel or Hembellum in the 15th century. There was a lordship with a castle at Ambel. Ardradus, son of Bysardon, had a son Eldrade who became a monk and gave up all his rights to Novalesa Abbey in Piedmont, Italy; the Saracens destroyed everything in the early years of the 10th century. Ambel was part of the Comte de Provence but was liberated in the year 973 was part of Forcalquier in 1054 Dauphiné in 1209; when creating the Castellany in 1250, Ambel was part of Corps. The Lordship of Ambel, composed of the two parishes of Ambel and Monestier, was established on 11 March 1315, by dismantling the mandate of Corps in favour of Pierre of Ambel and "as needed" his brother Humbert.
Peter had, by concession from the Dauphin, high and low jurisdiction rights over Ambel. The lordship was transmitted through four generations of the Ambel family until the death of Raymond III around 1445, his eldest son Stephen had died ten years earlier and Raymond left only daughters. In 1470 their two sons and Aymar de la Villette, become co-lords of Ambel on the death of their mother and sold the lordship to Jean de Bonne, whose eldest son Peter in 1500 gave rights to his brother Reynaud over Monestier which became a separate lordship; the lordship of Ambel, now reduced to a mere parish of Ambel, was sold by Pierre de Bonne to Guillaume of Vienne in 1504. The Viennese were Catholic; the Wars of religion raged in Ambel: the village was destroyed and the castle taken and retaken five times between 1562 and 1577. In 1578, Lesdiguières besieged Ambel. Pierre III of Poligny bought the lordship in Vienne in 1617 and resold it to Jean Achard around 1645. Antoine Achard and heir of Jean, emigrated in 1867 and his fief was confiscated and given to his younger son Judéon.
Pierre Achard, the son of Judéon, adopted son Richard Gautier. Marc-Richard, his son, was deposed by the French Revolution. In 1790 the commune was, like its neighbours, integrated into the department of Hautes-Alpes a few years to the department of Isère in the Canton of Corps; the building of the Sautet Dam in 1935 physically separated Ambel from Corps and Pellafol and this forced long detours to reach the neighbouring communes. A ferry link was abandoned after a capsize. Pierre, created Lord by the Dauphin in 1315, Humbert, his brother, Lord "as needed" Raymond, son of Pierre I and Pierre called Perret, his brother co-Lords Henri, son of Raymond I, Raymond, his brother, co-Lords Aymar, son of Henri, childless Raymond, nephew of Henry and Raymond II, died without male issue in 1445. During the wars of religion, a Stephen Ambel, whose kinship with the previous Lords was not established, was lord of Ambel. Raymond had five children but his only son, the eldest of the five, died before him. On his death the elder branch of Ambel was extinguished and the eldest daughter, passed the lordship of Ambel to her children.
The other three sisters, Clemence and Catherine inherited the lands of high- Valgaudemar which entered the family by the marriage of their great-uncle Henri to Alix de Bonne. Clemence's land remained known as Clemence-d'Ambel until the middle of the 20th century; those of Catherine passed to her daughter Marguerite whose husband Guillaume Pérouse bought Lantelme's share constituting the territory now known as Guillaume-Pérouse. List of Successive Mayors; the evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year. Population change
La Buisse is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France. Communes of the Isère department INSEE statistics
Anthon is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France. Anthon stands on the left bank of the River Rhône opposite its confluence with the River Ain, about 30 kilometres upstream from the centre of Lyon, its inhabitants are Anthonois. The place was established as a town by one Antonius Nepos; the only one we have named in Roman history was the fellow consul of Cicero in 62 BCE. He was Caius Antonius Nepos, uncle of the triumvir Marcus Antonius and second son of Marcus Antonius Orator. Caius Antonius Nepos was condemned for misappropriation of public funds and exiled in 59 BCE, he found refuge in Cephellenia according in Gaul according to others. We might assume therefore. A poem of about 450 CE, by Sidonius Apollinaris celebrates the wines of Anthon; the Lords of Anthon have been from the tenants of this land. Nowhere in the period of Charlemagne's empire, nor in those around that period is there an indication of their having obtained it. We are therefore left to conclude. Guichard I brought fame on himself during the First Crusade in 1096.
His distant descendant, Louis d'Anthon disappeared in 1326. It passed next to the Saluces; the d'Anthons had as a coat of arms: "gules, dragon or with human head." The d'Anthon family survived some time through a cadet branch, the Varaxs which died out in the fifteenth century. The descent of Louis d'Anthon is not known. Several branches of the d'Anthons or Dantons claim descent from him. There was the "Battle of Anthon" which took place on 11 June 1430. Louis de Chalon, strengthened by his impressive numerical superiority with his 4 000 men, calmly advanced to the aid of the château de Colombier but he did not know that it had been captured, he set out on the way from Anton to Colombier which winds through the woods but there were 1,600 soldiers from the Dauphiné lying in ambush in the thickets near the village of Janneyrias. The Orangist, strung out along the narrow path, was sorely surprised throughout; the powerful Orangist cavalry was caught in a trap. Soon, there was general confusion and they were heading for Anthon.
The fugitives ran away through the wood. More than 200 men drowned themselves in trying to cross the tumultuous Rhône; that is. Ancient tower 19th century church Caius Antonius Nepos Communes of the Isère département Georges Danton INSEE commune file Anthon on the Quid site Nearest communes to Anthon Anthon on the map of France
Arandon-Passins is a commune in the department of Isère, southeastern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2017 by merger of the former communes of Passins and Arandon. Communes of the Isère department
Les Adrets is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France. It is situated 30 km northeast of Grenoble, it is one of the commune of the Les sept Laux winter sports resort. Communes of the Isère department INSEE commune file
Biviers is a commune in the Isère département in southeastern France. Biviers lies 10 km northeast of Grenoble on the D1090 road, at the foot of Mount Saint-Eynard, on a limestone scree located on the east side of the Chartreuse mountains. Towards the southwest, Biviers faces the Belledonne range, in the Grésivaudan section of the Isère valley. On the northwest, the village leans against a 450 metres tall limestone cliff above the scree; the cliff is subject to constant erosion, rock slides are frequent during the summer, with great noise and much dust. Mout Blanc is only 105 kilometres in line of sight. Biviers can be subdivided into three main sectors: The upper part is a cliff starting from an elevation of 900 metres and culminating at 1,358 metres; the middle section – between 500 metres and 900 metres – is a forest and is a favorite destination of hikers. The slope is steep and averages 20%; this section is sparsely populated. The lower section sits on flatter ground and is where most inhabitants live, the lowest point of the village being at 311 metres.
Jannick Moussin is the current mayor of Biviers. She is assisted by: Jean-Claude Becquaert: 1st counselor Agnès Simon: 2nd counselor Jean-Philippe Raguin: 3rd counselor Thierry Ferotin: 4th counselor René Gautheron: 5th counselorOther counselors are: Eric Bernardon Eric Bouvier Catherine Cœur Marie-Thérèse Couture Frank Debaecker Béatrice Denise Gilbert Goncalves Robert Guyon Joëlle Martin-Borret Claude Sénéchal Lucien VulliermeBiviers is a member of the intercommunality French: communauté de communes du Pays du Grésivaudan as of 1 January 2009; the inhabitants of Biviers are known as French: Biviérois. From 1999 to 2007, the birth rate was 0.81% vs. a mortality rate of 0.55%. Despite the positive difference, population decreased on average by 0.2% per year during the same period. The 2005 census showed; this population is aging fast: Montbives is a fortified house, built during the 14th century and sitting just below the middle section of the village. It boasts an impressive kitchen with carved stone pillars.
The château de Serviantin dates back from the 15th century. The name stems from Abel Servien, born there in 1593 and who served as a minister for Louis XIII, its square tower is a classified historical monument. The château de Franquières dates back from the 17th century, it was built between 1610 by the Aymon de Franquières family. During the French revolution, the property belonged to the scientist Laurent-Aymon de Franquières, elected as the first revolutionary mayor of Grenoble in February 1790 but who knew he was ill and thus resigned in favor of Joseph Marie de Barral; when he died the same year, the property went to Anne-Marie Franquières – most his sister – and to the related McCarthy family in 1809 who renovated it in 1836. In 1852 it moved to Baroness of Vignet Charles de Vignet who sold it in 1880 to Félix du Bourg whose family owned it till 1924 when it was sold to the Forest-Colcombet, it was bought in 1959 by the OVE. The church of Biviers was built around 1500. Shortly after the French revolution it was damaged by a violent storm which destroyed its roof, its stained glass windows and some furniture.
It remained unused from 1794 to 1805, but was modified: it was repaired in 1822, its choir was elevated in 1829, so was its tower in 1845 and its nave in 1873. New bells were acquired in 1883 and placed in a new tower, while the choir was rebuilt in 1885. Curiously, the water system that feeds Biviers does not tap water from the Chartreuse limestone mountains where the village sits, but from the Belledonne granitic range that towers the valley across the Isère; the Syndicat Intercommunal des Eaux de la Dhuy organizes potable water distribution among 8 villages: Bernin Biviers Corenc La Tronche Meylan Montbonnot-Saint-Martin Saint-Ismier Saint-Nazaire-les-EymesAn inverted siphon carries water from Belledonne to reservoirs at the foot of the Chartreuse cliff. Work is under way in the upper part of Biviers to build a new 6,000 cubic metres water tank, planned to be ready by 2010; the most impressive monuments close to Biviers are the mountains that surround it such as Dent de Crolles in the Chartreuse range, or Grand Pic de Belledonne in the Belledonne range.
In recent years, Biviers posted the highest income tax per active family in Isère with an average salary income per family above €48000, with Saint-Ismier and Bernin as close followers. In 2007, the net taxable revenue per family went up to €82113 Urban unit of Grenoble All sites are in French, unless otherwise indicated. Census data for Biviers on the INSEE site Biviers on the French National Geographic Institute – Institut géographique national Weather for Biviers Tax information for Biviers Biviers city site History of Biviers