Assis-sur-Serre is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. Assis-sur-Serre is located 15 km north-west of Laon, it can be accessed by the D35 road from Remies in the west through the heart of the commune and the village and continuing to Pouilly-sur-Serre in the east. There is the D351 road going north from the village and joining the D642 which continues north to Montigny-sur-Crecy. There is a network of country roads in the commune, farmland apart from the village; the Serre river flows through the north of the commune forming part of the northern border but there are no other waterways in the commune other than a small loop off the Serre. List of Mayors of Assis-sur-Serre A Calvary in the middle of the village square. Louis Santos-Marriage, architect of the Assis-sur-Serre mill The village has land for motocross and a tennis court. Garage: Garage for Roger Communes of the Aisne department Assis-sur-Serre on the old IGN website 40000 bell towers website Assis-sur-Serre on Lion1906 Assis-sur-Serre on Google Maps Assis-sur-Serre on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Aßy on the 1750 Cassini Map Assis-sur-Serre on the INSEE website INSEE
Abbécourt is a French commune in the Aisne department in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. The inhabitants of Abbécourt are called Abbecourtoises; the commune is located some 3 kilometres south-west of the city of Chauny and is part of the Canton of Chauny. Access to the commune is by the D1032 road that links Noyon to Saint-Quentin passing through the north of the commune but not through the village The village is connected to the D1032 by the D437 which branches from the D7 north of the commune and goes south to the village continues to Manicamp as the D922; the D338 joins the D1032 in the commune. The commune is traversed by the railway line from Creil to Jeumont; the nearest railway station serving the town is that of Chauny but there was a station serving the commune from TAC. The commune lies in the Drainage basin of the Seine river and is, in large part, delimited by rivers. To the west, it is delimited by the Vigny stream. Other rivers that run through the commune are the Canal latéral à l'Oise.
The Canal de l'Oise a l'Aisne starts in the commune going south-east at right-angles from the Canal latéral. Abbécourt is located in the Paris Basin. Most of the commune's subsoil dates from the Upper Cretaceous, when the Paris basin was covered with seawater; the altitude of the municipality varies from 38 metres to 64 metres, with an average of 45 metres of altitude. The seismic risk is low. Abbécourt like all of Picardy is subject to an oceanic climate gradient; the climate survey is similar to that of Saint-Quentin, located 29.2 kilometres north in a straight line. The name of the area was attested in the form of Abecurt in 1151; this spelling is the north of France. The word court once meant "barnyard, farm, or rural area", it is derived from the Low Latin cōrtem, or the Gallo-Roman CURTE, derived from the classical Latin cohors or cohortis. The word "cour" from which it derives, has a different spelling by analogy with the Latin curia; the "-court" suffix is preceded by a Germanic personal name under the old French "case regime", but here this is not the case as evidenced by the old forms: "abbé-" is based on the low Latin abbas meaning "priest", which gives an overall meaning of "priest's rural area".
Abbécourt should not be confused with Abbecourt. The commune developed from the Abbey Saint-Médard de Soissons, which gave its name to a farm located within the commune; the earliest historical mentions of Abbécourt date back to the 9th century. During the Middle Ages, the commune was a lordship with lords. In 1265 a hogshead of wheat was levied annually on the mill and the lordship by the monks of the Abbey of Genlis; this Abbey stands at Villequier-Aumont. In 1405 the lordship was purchased by the Lord of Jean de Hangest. In 1457, the region in 1471, a period of famine. In 1579 the lord of Crosne, Pierre Brulard, purchased the land of Abbécourt from the Lord of Genlis. In 1581, a land register of Abbécourt was drawn up by letters patent granted by the King and the Secretary of State. During the period of the Fronde, the village was pillaged by the Spanish during the siege of Chauny in 1652. Abbécourt was again attached to the marquisate of Genlis in 1645, but separated once again in 1685 when it came under the abbey of Saint-Medard until 1736.
It finally was returned to the marquisate of Genlis until the French Revolution. In 1774 the marquisate became the Duchy of Villequier-Aumont. On the eve of the revolution, the actual commune was under the administration of Soissons under the bailiwick of Chauny; the Abbécourt parish was attached to the bishopric of Noyon. With the Revolution, Abbécourt became an independent commune within the district of Chauny and the canton of the same name. During the Six Days' Campaign in 1814, the Prussian General Bülow's troops crossed the commune, pillaging the houses, to counter the offensive movements of Napoleon I. In 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War, the village was under German occupation. Early in World War I, beginning on 1 September 1914, Abbécourt found itself once again occupied by German forces, who put in place a new municipal administrator and mayor. Facing an advancing British army, the German forces destroyed the village on 19 March 1917 during their retreat toward the Hindenburg Line.
In the March 1918 German offensive, Abbécourt was again occupied on 24 March 1918. The village was liberated on 6 September 1918. Following the war, through an order issued on 17 October 1920, the commune of Abbécourt received the Croix de Guerre. Following the 2008 municipal elections, the Abbécourt council consisted of 11 councilors, including the mayor of the commune; this number of councillors was defined by the results of the census of 1999 when the town had 447 inhabitants. The outgoing mayor, René Paris, was re-elected after these elections. List of Successive Mayors For the judiciary, Abbécourt is attached to various judicial grades. For commerce, the town depends on the Commercial Court of Saint-Quentin. Abbécourt is part of the zone for children's courts of first and second instance of Laon with appeals referred to the tribunal of Amiens. In the administrative area, Abbécourt is attached to the court in Amiens but administrative appeals take place in the court at Douai; the Administrative Appeals Court, on which the town depends, is that at Laon.
For administration, the commune is integrated into the canton of Chauny, attached to the arron
Acy is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Acéennes; the commune has been awarded one flower by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom. Acy is located some 5 km south-east of Soissons; the European Route E46 heading east from Soissons forms a section of the northern border however access to the commune is via the Highway D952 which branches from the E46 in the north-west and goes south-east through the heart of the commune to Serches in the south-east. Access to Acy town is on the Rue de l'Aube which runs off the D952; the D951 branches off the E46 at the same place as the D952 and passes south through the commune to Ambrief in the south. The D6 road forms the southern border of the commune; the Aisne River forms the northern border of the commune. An unnamed stream flows north through the heart of the commune to join the Aisne in the north.
Acy Jury L'Aube La Croutelle Le Transbordeur List of Mayors of Acy Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 The commune has two structures that are registered as historical monuments: The War memorial. The War memorial incorporates one item, registered as an historical object: A Statue: Angel of the Apocalypse The Monument to the 71st Alpine Infantry Regiment; the monument incorporates one item, registered as an historical object: A Statue: Weeping The commune has two religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: A Calvary on Rue de la Croutelle The Parish Church of Saint-Médard The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects: A Pulpit A Confessional A Statue: Immaculate conception A Bust-Reliquary of Saint-Medard A Statue: Saint Theresa and baby Jesus The Furniture in the Church Stained glass figure: Jesus healing, Calvary Stained glass figure: Saint Francis of Assisi 10 Stained glass windows of people A Statue: Saint Theresa and the baby Jesus A Statue: Saint Sebastian A Baptismal font with cover A Painting on the Retable of the Baptismal font with frame: Baptism of Christ A mobile Pulpit and confessional A Rood screen: Calvary 2 Tapestries: Ecce homo and Virgin of sorrow The main Altar, Altar seating, Choir enclosure There is the Charles-Chevallier primary and nursery school.
The primary school is located at the Town hall. Jules Pressoir: Teacher Constant Lacroix: Farmer Communes of the Aisne department Acy on the old IGN website Acy official website Soissonnais agglomeration community website Acy on Google Maps Acy on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Acy on the 1750 Cassini Map Acy on the INSEE website INSEE
Anizy-le-Grand is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. It was established on 1 January 2019 from the merger of the communes of Anizy-le-Château and Lizy. Communes of the Aisne department
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Attilly is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. Inhabitants of the commune are traditionally referred to as "les Gens d'Attilly," or "the People of Attilly." For over 20 years, residents have debated whether their demonym should be Attilliens. It can be accessed by several roads: the D73 from Beauvois-en-Vermandois in the south-west to Villeveque, the D733 from Etreillers in the south going north-west to Villeveque, the D33 going north from Etreillers to Attilly village and continuing north to Marteville and Vermand, the D73 from the D1029 in the north to Marteville, the D686 from Holnon in the east to the village. There are three villages and hamlets in the commune: Attilly in the centre with the town hall, the school, the festival hall, the church, the train station, 25 cafes, a water tower Marteville in the north with its cemetery, railway station, castle is located next to the village of Vermand Villeveque in the west with the villa of the Prince of Monaco, ponds for fishing, the mill Much of the commune is farmland however it is surrounded by the Forests of Holnon and Attilly.
The Omignon river passes along and forms the north-western border of the commune through Marteville and Villevèque. The name Attilly is derived from a word translated as "overlooking the water" and owes its name to its position atop a hill; the origin of the name Attilly therefore dates back to a Roman villa. However, the region has been inhabited for much longer. Charles Poette wrote a history at the beginning of the 20th century; the village was destroyed during the First World War: only a single wall was still standing at the end of the conflict on the Rue du Prozet. List of Successive Mayors of Attilly The Church of Saint Martin The War memorial commemorating the First World War. Marteville Communal Cemetery, a British military cemetery managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. A Calvary on the road between Attilly and Marteville, another between Attilly and Holnon, another on the road to Etreillers. There is one at the entrance to the village from the Attilly forest, located facing the road to Vermand not far from the church A Calvary or Wayside Cross on the dirt road towards Etreillers after the water tower at the top of the village.
A Tomb on the road to Etreillers The Place Verte located on the old Roman road between Holnon and Vermand The ruins of a Chapel in the middle of Attilly forest where there was an old village abandoned after the First World War The Place du Sar where 14 July is celebrated and where the hall is built A Dovecote next to the Rue de l'Eglise. The language spoken in Attilly is still a Picard dialect. Communes of the Aisne department Attilly on Lion1906 Attilly on Google Maps Attilly on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Attilly on the 1750 Cassini Map Attilly on the INSEE website INSEE
Achery is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Acheryennes. Achery is located some 20 km south by 10 km north-east of Tergnier; the commune is on the Oise river which flows south forming the north-western border of the commune before flowing through the commune and continuing south. The tributary of the Oise, the Serre, forms the southern border of the commune before joining the Oise just south of Achery; the town of Achery is about 1.5 km directly south of Mayot on Highway D13 which passes through Achery south to Danizy. Other roads into the commune are the D643 west from the village to Travecy and east to Anguilcourt-le-Sart; the Rue de Fort forms most of the northern border of the commune with various country roads forming most of the western border. Some distance from the town there is an old gunpowder factory. In the distant past, the village was called Achiriacus in 990. Achery had its own lords.
The lordship had his castle but it was destroyed once before being rebuilt in the 14th century. The lordship fell to the Count of Anizy. During the French Revolution the castle was destroyed and Achery became an independent commune. During the First World War, the village was destroyed but was rebuilt after the war. List of Mayors of Achery Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 Flea market in May Festival on the third Sunday in June The Church of Saint-Martin: rebuilt after the First World War An Old water mill The Dovecote Square Marshes and ponds Remains of many blockhouses of the Hindenburg Line Communes of the Aisne department Achery on Lion1906 Achery on Google Maps Achery on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Achery on the 1750 Cassini Map Achery on the INSEE website INSEE