Agudelle is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France. Agudelle is located some 7 km south by 10 km east of Mirambeau, it can be accessed by the D153 road from Nieul-le-Virouil in the west to the village continuing east to join the D19 road. There is the D154E1 from Salignac-de-Mirambeau in the south through the commune to the village. There is a network of country roads covering the whole commune; the commune is farmland with a large forest in the north and patches of forest in the south. Apart from the village there is the hamlet of Chez Nicoleau in the south of the commune; the altitude varies from 47 to 77 metres above sea level. The western border of the commune consists of a stream which flows into the Etang d'Allas just outside the north-western border of the commune; the eastern border of the commune is delineated by the Maine stream. In the 12th century Agudelle forest belonged to the Order of Fontevraud; the chapel was given to Lambert, the founder of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Crown in 1116 to establish a priory.
List of Successive Mayors of Agudelle Agudelle is part of the Canton of Jonzac together with 19 other communes. Agudelle part of the Community of communes of Haute-Saintonge; this group includes 123 communes in the south of Charente-Maritime and is the largest intercommunal structure in France. Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Agudelle and Charente-Maririme Department in 2009 Sources: Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2009, INSEE. Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2009, INSEE; the main product of the commune is grapes for Pineau des Charentes. The Church of Saint Eutropius has been listed as a historical monument since 31 December 1986; the church contains two items that are registered as historical objects: A Statue: Saint Eutropius in polychrome wood. A Bronze Bell The Tower House dates from the 19th century. Communes of the Charente-Maritime department Cantons of the Charente-Maritime department Arrondissements of the Charente-Maritime department Agudelle on Lion1906 Agudelle on Google Maps Agudelle on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Agudelle on the 1750 Cassini Map Agudelle on the INSEE website INSEE
Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. The inhabitants are known as Aigrefeuillaises. By population as well as by economic weight, it is the first city in the Community of Communes of Plaine d'Aunis and it is one of the three main urban centres of the Pays d'Aunis along with Surgères and Marans; 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. Aigrefeuille d'Aunis is a small town of 3,577 inhabitants, located in the northwest quarter of the department of Charente-Maritime, in the region of Aunis, 25 km east of La Rochelle, 22 km north of Rochefort and 15 km west of Surgères; the commune of Aigrefeuille d'Aunis is traversed south of the metropolitan area by the Highway D939 which connects La Rochelle to Périgueux, via Surgères and Angoulême. The commune is connected to Rochefort by the main road D5. Aigrefeuille d'Aunis is traversed in the south of the urban area by the Poitiers-La Rochelle railway line.
It was electrified in 1993 to allow passage of the TGV to La Rochelle Station. The commune of Aigrefeuille d'Aunis became an Urban Commune after the population census of 1982; this classification criterion was established by INSEE from the fact that the town has spread to several areas and villages which in the 19th century were separated from the main town. Thus, in his communal notice that he issued for Aigrefeuille, M. A. Gautier informed his contemporaries that the commune had ten villages and eight hamlets, besides the town, a situation that stood in 1839. Today, around Aigrefeuille the villages of La Taillee, Bois-Gaillard are clustered on the right bank of the Virson stream. On the left bank in the south-west is the large village of La Fragnée and on the right bank is the village of Le Pere. In the south, the village Le Grand Chemin establishes a connection between the urban residential area of Aigrefeuille, the industrial area of Fief-Girard, the station district along the Avenue d'Aunis, itself extended by the Grand Chemin.
In the Southeast of the conurbation and separated by the small rustic wooded valley of Virson, the residential areas have spread around the ancient village of L'Angle and have merged with the villages of Bois-Gaillard and La Taillée. To the northeast of Aigrefeuille is the village of Frace, which gave its name to the lake submerged by two major urban housing estates. Away from the central urban area, in the south-east, is another large village called La Planterie; the latter is located between Puydrouard, a large village in the neighbouring commune of Forges, the conurbation of Aigrefeuille d'Aunis. At the northern edge of the commune and straddling the commune boundary, there is a small area called Panonnière, it is located on a small hill facing the small neighbouring commune of Virson. Just west of the commune and adjacent to Croix-Chapeau, is the former NATO military hospital complex of, closed in 1967 and since has been transformed into a business area: the Grands Champs zone, which extends over 56 hectares.
Six communes have boundaries with the Aigrefeuille d'Aunis, all these communes are located in the department of Charente-Maritime. The three major cities closest to Aigrefeuille d'Aunis are to the west: La Rochelle, south: Rochefort, east: Surgères all the cities of Aunis are located in the northwest of the Charente-Maritime; the extent of the communal, with a total area of 1676 hectares, is within the limestone plain of Aunis, located to the north of the Little Flanders marsh, a part of the Rochefort marshes. The entire commune of Aigrefeuille d'Aunis is located on Jurassic sediments, which cover the entire plain of Aunis and extend into Angoumois north of the Charente river. Late Jurassic Limestone and marl outcrops appear on the surface of the hilly part of the commune, while in the small depression which corresponds to the upstream part of the valley of Virson, are deposits from the Quaternary period; these are sedimentary deposits of fluvio-marine origin from the Flandrian transgression which were covered by further formations peat, due to congestion and stagnation of watercourses.
There are many peat bogs east of the communal territory extending into the neighbouring commune of Forges. The town has little relief with the average altitude being 25 metres – ranging from the lowest point of 12 metres at Lake Frace, to the highest point of 38 metres at the small hill, between the site of Pannonière and the low hills in the commune of Saint-Christophe, north of Aigrefeuille d'Aunis. All of the commune is located in a flat area, with wide horizons, yielding a landscape based on the open field system characteristic of farming in Europe. Aigrefeuille d'Aunis is located in the heart of the cereal plain of Aunis, reminiscent of Beauce; the commune is still quite wooded in parts – e.g. the leisure site at Lake Frace, the wooded banks of the Virson stream between the villages of La Fragnée and Le Pere, the tourist site of La Taillée. The city of Aigrefeuille d'Aunis occupies a depression which in medieval times was a floodplain, formed of marshes and peat conducive to forests composed of trees that prefer a damp environment.
The commune is traversed in its entire length from south-west to north-east by the branches of a small stream, the Virson. This continues its course towards the north-east of the plain of Aunis and swollen by waters of several other streams, becomes a small watercourse in the eponymous village of Virson and joined on its left side by the Curé, a small
Aytré is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. Aytré is known for its long beach, accessible from neighbouring La Rochelle, or Les Minimes; the beach is flat and shallow, making it a good bathing spot for children, an excellent spot for windsurfing. The historian Jean Prasteau was born in Aytré, as was Jean Desaguliers, a Protestant pastor, father of John Theophilus Desaguliers. Industries are few, economic activity gravitates around La Rochelle, with the distinct exception of Alstom Transportation; the world's fastest train, TGV, was designed right in Aytré. Oysters are cultivated in the bay and important camping grounds have been developed for tourists during the summer period. During the Siege of La Rochelle, Cardinal de Richelieu spent time in a farm just to the south of Aytré. Communes of the Charente-Maritime department INSEE Official website
Angoulins is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Angoulinoises. Angoulins is located in the northwest of the department of Charente-Maritime some 8 km south-east of La Rochelle and 5 km north of Châtelaillon-Plage in the former province of Aunis, it is a coastal commune on the Atlantic Ocean. Access is by the E602 highway from La Rochelle continuing south-east with an exit in the commune just east of Angoulins town. There is the D202 from Salles-sur-Mer in the east turning south and continuing to Chatelaillon-Plage. Access to the town is by the D111E1 from the D202 on the southern border continuing through the town and turning east to the motorway exit. Angoulins town has a large urban area occupying 50% of the commune, with farmland to the north and west; the entire commune is located on Jurassic terrain which covers the plain of Aunis. Jurassic Marl and limestone outcrops appear on the surface of the commune and the relief is rolling.
The coastal strip of Angoulins, which corresponds to the last extremity of the plain of Aunis, is varied. It alternates between high limestone cliffs. Low-lying coasts, which were salt marshes, have today been transformed into oyster beds and are derived from Quaternary sedimentary deposits of marine origin - from the last Flandrian transgression; the sandy coast is situated in a small cove formed by the phenomena of marine erosion and ocean currents. The coastal cliffs are located all around the Chay Point and form a limestone peninsula - a sharp promontory jutting into the ocean. Layers of alternating beds of oolitic marl and limestone can be seen on the cliffs that line the coast from La Rochelle to Angoulins-sur-Mer, they are highlighted by thick layers of white rocks alternating with layers of friable sand and mud, formed during glacial periods with layers containing various corals from tropical periods. Chay Point, about five kilometres south of La Rochelle, contains many fossils of marine animals and is an famous place of palaeontological studies.
The limestone thus formed is used as a building material in traditional houses in the region. Aytré 3 km Châtelaillon-Plage 3.1 km La Rochelle 6.1 km Rochefort 20.7 km La Rochelle 10.8 km Rochefort-St-Agnant 26 km Aerodrome of Royan-Médis 54 km List of successive mayors The population of the town is old. The rate of people above the age of 60 years is higher than the national rate and the departmental rate; as at the national and departmental levels, the female population of the commune is higher than the male population. The percentage is of the same order of magnitude as the national rate. Percentage distribution of age groups in Angoulins and Charente-Maritime department in 2009 Sources: Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2009, INSEE. Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2009, INSEE. There are 12 enterprises in industry, 24 in construction, 83 shops, 37 service enterprises, two farms, one shellfish farm. Angoulins is best known for its shopping area.
The Church of Saint-Peter is registered as an historical monument. There remains the Machicolations on the walkway that connects the three Bartizans located in the north-east corner and the two corners of the apse; the west façade forms a bell tower wall in a fortified triangle. The Chevet preserves the structure of the walkway between the two Bartizans; the nave is Gothic with arched ribs. The church contains two items that are registered as historical objects: A pulpit A bronze bell Colette Besson, gold medalist in the 400m at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, died in Angoulins and was buried in the cemetery. Father Daniel Brottier, founder of the Foundation of Auteuil, came to spend his summer holidays. Angoul'Loisirs: Association of Youth and Popular Education founded under the 1901 Act in 1992 which includes different sectors: a day nursery, a leisure centre, a Youth Projects area, a Family area. Centre Nautique d'Angoulins: An association under the 1901 Act founded in 1976. Comprising a handful of enthusiasts and a wooden hut, the association now has more than a hundred members and hosted nearly 2,000 people over the year.
An artificial body of water was added to the site in 1990. On the night of 27 to 28 February 2010, the Centre Nautique d'Angoulins was badly affected by the storm Xynthia; the buildings were flooded to an average height of 1.60 m. The club's pontoon for teaching fishing, available to rent, was destroyed by the storm. Communes of the Charente-Maritime department Articles on Angoulin's history Angoulins on Lion1906 Angoulins on Google Maps Angoulins on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Angoulin on the 1750 Cassini Map Angoulins on the INSEE website INSEE
Allas-Champagne is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allasiens or Allasiennes Allas-Champagne is located in the south of the department of Charente-Maritime in the former province of Saintonge some 10 km north-east of Jonzac and 5 km south-east of Archiac, it can be accessed by road D250 which comes east from the D699 linking Jonzac and Archiac through the village and continuing east as the D250E1 to Brie-sous-Archiac. There is the D149 which comes from Archiac in the north passing thorough the heart of the commune and the village and continuing south to join the D2 road west of Meux. Apart from the village there are three hamlets in the commune: Godais, Chez Gondre, La Valade; the commune consists of farmland with the exception of a few small patches of forest in the south. The Trefle river flows west through the south of the commune forming part of the southern border before continuing westwards to join the Seugne near Saint-Grégoire-d'Ardennes.
A small unnamed stream rises in the north of the commune and flows west south to join the Trefle. List of Successive Mayors The population of the commune is old; the ratio of persons above the age of 60 years is higher than the national rate while being less than the departmental rate. Unlike national and departmental averages the male population of the town is greater than the female population. Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Allas-Champagne and Charente-Maritime Department in 2009 Sources: Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2009, INSEE. Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2009, INSEE. A public kindergarten is located in the centre of the village; the Church of Saint-Didier from the 12th century. Jonzac Fontaines-d'Ozillac Clion-sur-Seugne Pons Montendre Cognac Angoulême Aerodrome of Royan-Médis Communes of the Charente-Maritime department Allas-Champagne on the National Geographic Institute website Allas-Champagne on Lion1906 Allas-Champagne on Google Maps Allas-Champagne on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Allas-Champagne on the 1750 Cassini Map Allas-Champagne on the INSEE website INSEE
Asnières-la-Giraud is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Asnieroises. Asnières-la-Giraud is located 7 km south of Saint-Jean-d'Angély. Access to the commune is by the D150 road from Saint-Jean-d'Angély in the north which passes through the west of the commune and the village and continues to Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche; the D120 road from Saint-Jean-d'Angély passes through the east of the commune and continues to Sainte-Même. The D217 road continues west to Mazeray. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of La Touzetterie on the north-eastern border, Moulin de la Laigne, La Laigne, Le Plonget, La Giraud, La Rue d'Asnières, Le Puits d'Asnières, La Tranche in the south. There are some patches of forest but most of the commune is farmland; the Loubat river flows south through the commune west of the D150 and through the village before continuing south. Geologically it is a limestone plateau of the Tithonian period List of Successive Mayors The Taxation rates are: 6.28% for housing tax, 11.80% for developed land, 37% for undeveloped land, 8% business tax.
As the community of communes levies all four taxes: 2.46%, 5.50%, 11.91%, 3.82%, this gives a total, before the department and the region, of: 8.74% for housing tax, 17.30% for developed land, 48.91% for undeveloped land, 11.82% business tax. In 2010 the commune had 922 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 towns that have a sample survey every year. Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 The population of the town is old; the ratio of persons above the age of 60 years is higher than the national average and the departmental average. Unlike national and departmental allocations, the male population of the town is greater than the female population. Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Asnières-la-Giraud and Charente-Maritime Department in 2010 Sources: Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2010, INSEE.
Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2010, INSEE. Asnières-la-Giraud has always been viticultural. There are many trades in the commune: a garage, a mechanically construction business, an Emmaus warehouse, activities linked to tourism with a hotel, a rural cottage, a Youth Hostel called Chantageasse; the vineyards are in the Appellation d'origine contrôlée region of Cognac: the Fins Bois cru. The Fontaines d'Asnières milk factory at 17 Rue de la Laiterie is registered as a historical monument. An old well The Church of Saint Medard Auguste Roy de Loulay, French politician born on 26 August 1818 at Asnières-la-Giraud. Communes of the Charente department Asnières-la-Giraud on Google Maps Asnières-la-Giraud on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Annieres on the 1750 Cassini Map Asnières-la-Giraud on the INSEE website INSEE
Ballon is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ballonaises. Ballon is located 6 km south of Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis. Access to the commune is by the D111 road from Thairé in the west which passes through the village and continues to Ciré-d'Aunis in the east; the D266 goes south-west from the village west to join the D110 west of the commune. The commune is farmland; the Canal de Charras forms the south-eastern border of the commune with the Canal des Roseaux joining it on the southern border and forming part of the south western border. In most of the commune - the south - there is an extensive network of canals including the Canal de Ceinture du Marais de Moullepieds and the Canal de Lileau. List of Successive Mayors; 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 population of the town is young. The ratio of persons above the age of 60 years is lower than the national average and the departmental average. Unlike national and departmental allocations, the male population of the town is greater than the female population. Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Ballon and Charente-Maritime Department in 2010 Sources: Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2010, INSEE. Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2010, INSEE. Communes of the Charente-Maritime department Ballon on Lion1906 Ballon on Google Maps Ballon on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Ballon on the 1750 Cassini Map Ballon on the INSEE website INSEE