Angecourt is a French commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as DadasThe 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. Angecourt is located 7 km north-west of Mouzon. Access to the commune is by road D6 from Remilly-Aillicourt in the north-east which passes through the commune and the village and continues to Haraucourt in the south-west. About half of the commune in the south and east is forested with the rest farmland; the Ennemane flows through the commune from south-west to north-east to join the Coupure de Remilly at Remilly-Aillicourt. From 1560 to 1642 Angecourt was part of the Principality of Sedan. Battle of Sedan List of Successive Mayors A Spinning Mill at 15 Rue du Chateau is registered as an historical monument; the Church of Saint Médard contains a Funeral Plaque of Nicolas des Oudet, registered as an historical object.
Communes of the Ardennes department Angecourt on the old IGN website Angecourt on Lion1906 Angecourt on the 1750 Cassini Map Angecourt on the INSEE website INSEE
Revin Pumped Storage Power Plant
The Revin Pumped Storage Power Plant is located in northern France, near Revin in the department of Ardennes and the Belgian border. The pumped storage power plant, commissioned in 1976, is owned by Électricité de France and has a nameplate capacity of 800 megawatts. Measured by capacity, it is the third largest pumped storage power plant in France. Revin Pumped Storage Power Plant was constructed as an underground power station: Four Francis turbines which are used for both generating and pumping with a capacity of 200 MW each are located in a 115 m long, 17 m wide and 16 m high cavern. Four transformers are installed on the surface to connect the generators to the electrical grid. There are three reservoirs; the upper and lower reservoirs are separated by a vertical distance of 250 m. Renewable energy in France
Attigny is a French commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of north-eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Attignatiens; 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. Attigny is located some 16 km east by south-east of Rethel and 14 km west by south-west of Le Chesne. Access to the commune is by the D 987 road from Charbogne in the north passing through the village and continuing south to Coulommes-et-Marqueny; the D 983 road comes from Givry in the west passing through the village and continuing south-east to Vrizy. The D 25 road comes from Saulces-Champenoises in the south-west merging with the D 983 west of the village continuing north-east to Rilly-sur-Aisne. There is a railway with a station just north of the village. There is the hamlet of La Couture east of the village; the town has a large residential area with the rest of the commune farmland. The Aisne river runs through the commune as it flows west to join the Seine at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.
The Canal des Ardennes is close to and parallel to the Aisne. The Ruisseau de Saint-Lambert flows into the Aisne from the north. In the Middle Ages Attigny had some importance as it had had a royal residence since Clovis II who built a palace there in 647, it was the Carolingian imperial residence and Charlemagne is said to have attended many Christmas and Easter festivals there. Charles the Bald stayed many times at the palace; the first Council of Attigny was convened at Attigny in 765 by Pepin the Short, a general assembly of the Frankish nation, continued as a synodal council). The Council made a decree: "pro causa religionis et salute animarum", signed by twenty-seven bishops and seventeen abbots, it involved a form of alliance in the event of death. Each of the bishops and abbots who signed this document committed, on the death of a member of the alliance, to sing 100 psalms and the priests to celebrate 100 Masses; each of the bishops himself was to celebrate thirty masses and if he was prevented by illness or some other cause, he should appoint another bishop care to celebrate for him.
The abbots who were not bishops should appoint a bishop to say these thirty masses. The monks who were priests were to celebrate 100 Masses and the monks who were not should sing 100 psalms. In 785, Charlemagne held a council at Attigny where Saxon Duke Widukind, main enemy of Charlemagne during his wars against the Saxons, Aboin received baptism from Charlemagne. In 822, Pope Paschal I was present at a Council of Attigny, convened for the reconciliation of the emperor Louis the Pious with his three younger brothers, Hugo and Theodoric, whom he had caused to be violently tortured and whom he had intended to put to death. In the council he confessed publicly his wrongdoing, he exhibited an earnest desire to correct abuses arising from the negligence of the bishops and the nobles and confirmed the rule that the Council of Aachen had drawn up in 816 for canons and monks. In 870, thirty bishops and six archbishops met at Attigny, to pass judgement on Karlomann, the king's son, made an ecclesiastic at an early age, accused by his father of conspiring against his life and throne.
He was imprisoned at Senlis. In the council of 875 Hincmar, Bishop of Laon appealed to the pope for his uncle, Archbishop of Reims. In 880 the Battle of Attigny was fought between a Carolingian coalition against an army of Boso - self-proclaimed King of Provence. In 916 Charles the Simple transported relics of Saint Walpurga to Attigny and founded a chapel served by twelve canons and his intention was that this chapel would be subject to the Abbey of Saint-Corneille at Compiègne; the Carolingians abandoned the residence before 931 and the palace disappeared after the 10th century. Attigny was a royal domain and remained so when it ceased to be a royal residence of the Carolingians. At the beginning of the 10th century it encompassed at least 3,500 hectares. Donations of land to the Church remained limited; the domain passed intact to the smaller Capetian royal domain. It formed the dowry of the daughter of Philip I, Constance, on her marriage to Hugh, Count of Champagne, in 1093; the domain was split apart by the prince for the benefit of Reims Cathedral, is the origin of the ecclesiastical lordships of Attigny and Sainte-Vaubourg.
A Leper colony was cited in the 14th century. The town was badly damaged by the two world wars. From 14 May to 10 June 1940 the 18th Infantry Regiment of Pau fought at Attigny. For 25 consecutive days it repelled successive attacks by an enemy superior in numbers and resources, they left their position in their flanks being threatened by the German advance. The town was destroyed in 1914 and 1940. Attigny holds two Croix de Guerre. A monument to the 18th Infantry Regiment was inaugurated on 20 September 1947 near the canal bridge. A plaque celebrating Franco-German reconciliation was affixed by the Fellowship of the French 18th regiment and the German 20th Infantry Regiment of Ratisbonne; this regiment was part of the attacking German forces at Attigny. Croix de guerre 1914-1918: 4 September 1920Croix de guerre 1939-1945: 12 February 1949 List of Successive Mayors In 2010 the com
Acy-Romance is a French commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Romancières; the commune has been awarded two flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom. Acy-Romance is located some 8 km south east of Château-Porcien and some 40 km north-east of Reims on the E46 Highway. Route nationale N51 forms the south-eastern border of the commune passing through the northern part of the commune as it circles around the city of Rethel, north-east of Acy-Romance. To reach the town of Acy-Romance it is necessary to exit the N51 highway onto road D30 which passes through the town and exits from the western border of the commune towards Château-Porcien; the D18 road connects to Avancon, 8 km south-west of Acy-Romance town. The Canal des Ardennes traverses the commune from west to east north of the town of Acy-Romance; the Chauss-expo is within the north-eastern border of the commune.
The complex for AFPA is located next to the E46 within the western border of the commune. Discovered by aerial surveys in 1979, there is a protohistoric site on the plateau, studied since 1983; the work has been led by Bernard Lambot a native of the area. First brought to light were, a dwelling, a cemetery, three shrines, tools, all found in different places. Twenty acres on a plateau overlooking the valley of the Aisne in Acy-Romance commune were excavated between 1986 and 2003 to reveal a Gallic city founded in 180 BC and occupied for about two centuries; the most surprising find was the apparent compartmentalisation of the town that could have more than a thousand permanent inhabitants at its peak. A central square of 3500 square metres was surrounded by palisades to accommodate both collective and public life, meetings, banquets etc. Imposing buildings temples and work houses, were located in the northwest. Three other functional areas with well-defined borders appear on the other sides of the square.
They each consist of individual portions of land enclosed by fences of a varying sizes, with houses and outbuildings such as barns, granaries and workshops. The area is at the northeast of the plateau and close to grazing livestock and can be accessed from the river by a direct pathway. In the Southeast, the artisans' quarter has a variety of shophouses. To the east, the agricultural area is revealed by farms and granaries, the proximity of fields in the most exposed areas. At the edges of the plateau are eight cemeteries, each bordered by an embankment, where buried human remains of 150 people were found; this was only a fraction of the population. Acy was the original name of the area and in the middle of the 18th century the suffix Romance was added, the 12th-century family name of the family who purchased the area; the archaeological excavations detailed above suggest a much earlier civilization than the 12th century. The Lordship of Acy appeared in the Middle Ages through the record of particular lords.
Until the 17th century the lordship was the property of the Colbert family. In 1750, Hugues-Étienne de Romance, Count of Auteuil and Lord of Mesmont, acquired the Lordship of Acy from Leon de Maugras. In 1752, Louis XV, by letters patent made the land a marquisate in tribute and mark of respect to the family of Romance who were faithfully attached to the king who said: "We commend and change the name of Acy in favour of Romance"; the village took the name of Romance. On 29 December 1770 Hugues-Étienne de Romance made a declaration and named Jeanne Louis Durfort de Duras, Duchess of Mazarin, in the letters of the Romance Marquisate. In a book of 50 pages of inventory written in 1778 it can be seen that the lord's manor included a large library and many works of art. On 8 December 1790, an order of the directorate of the district of Rethel allowed the commune to resume its old name of Acy without including the name of Romance. In 1792, the Squire of Romance could not claim his residence in France so it was decided to sequester the property of the Marquis and the Marchioness of Romance was incarcerated for eight months.
The Revolution destroyed the castle. On 12 May 1831 The Municipal Council of Acy protested against the sending by the prefecture of a stamp bearing the name of Acy-Romance. On 29 August 1831, King Louis-Philippe made an order on this and the commune resumed its former name of Acy, until 1921. From 16 February 1922 in the record of the proceedings of the City Council an official stamp appeared bearing the name of Acy-Romance. On 1 December 1951, in a debate, the Municipal Council, on a proposal from the Prefect of the Ardennes, formally decided that the old designation of Acy applied to the commune will be replaced by that of Acy-Romance; the Prime Minister signed a decree on 3 April 1962 in which the commune of Acy was from on authorized to bear the name of Acy-Romance. List of Successive Mayors of Acy-Romance Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 The comparison table showing the gender and age groups of the population of the commune of Acy-Romance in 2009 and compared to that of the Ardennes in the same year, are represented in the table below.
The population of the municipality had 46.9 % women. It had an age-group structure in 2009 older than the average for metropolitan France. There are 74 young people under 20 years old for every hundred people over 60 years, while the index for French youth as a whole using the same method is 1.06. The Youth index of the commune is lower than t
Ardeuil-et-Montfauxelles is a commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ardeuillais or Ardeuillaises Ardeuil-et-Montfauxelles is located some 25 km south of Vouziers and 16 km east by north-east of Sommepy-Tahure on the border with the Marne department which border forms the southern border of the commune. Access is by road D6 from Manre in the west passing through the commune and the village before continuing east to Montcheutin; the smaller D121 road goes from the village north-east to join the D21 south-east of Challerange. Apart from the two villages of Ardeuil and Montfauxelles the commune is farmland; the Allin river flows through the commune from west to north-east where it continues to join the Aisne river at Brécy-Brières. List of Successive Mayors In 2009 the commune had 86 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 Communes of the Ardennes department Ardeuil-et-Montfauxelles on the National Geographic Institute website Ardeuil-et-Montfauxelles on Lion1906 Ardeuil-et-Montfauxelles on Google Maps Ardeuil-et-Montfauxelles on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Ardeuil and Montfauxel on the 1750 Cassini Map Ardeuil-et-Montfauxelles on the INSEE website INSEE
Anchamps is a French commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France. Anchamps is located some 15 km south of Fumay and 12 km east of Rocroi on the left bank of the Meuse just east of the Orzy neighbourhood of Revin. Road access to the town is by a local road from Revin which follows the bank of the Meuse and a road bridge over the Meuse connects to the D1 road; the village is served by the TER train from Givet to Charleville-Mézières at a rate of 4 to 5 trains per day. The railway follows the Meuse crossing over on the railway viaduct on the east side of the commune; the Meuse river forms the border of the commune on the west and east sides. Angehan Engehan Auchamp Amchamps According to JP Lépine, Anchamps was once written Enjean and Enchamp, it derives from anacum: an meaning "river" and acum meaning "close" - i.e. "close to the river". In 1509 the village had only 12 fires, in 1728 - 18, in 1846 - 59 fires or 235 inhabitants; the origin of the village is unknown: it is as old as the village of Deville which has long depended on the Barony of Montcornet.
The inhabitants of Anchamps, like all communes from the Barony of Montcornet had to pay annual manorial dues, two hens for each citizen. Following a charter dated 3 August and 27 July 1546, Charles de Croy gave the inhabitants of this village, the villages of Deville, Laifour Secheval, Mazures an extensive wood called Wèbes; the Lordship of Anchamps was sold to César Bernier in 1578 and was reunited with the County of Lonny in 1663 with all manorial rights attached. On the sale and acquisition of the marquisate by the Duke of Meillaraie in 1674, the rights granted to the residents by Charles de Croy were retained and that purchaser provided them forever by deed of 22 September 1679 with the responsibility to pay him 15 sols per arpent annually; the last lord of this place was Louis-Marie-Charles, the Viscount of Salse, a knight and Lord of Laifour. The village church dates from 1766. List of Successive Mayors Site of the Pierre Roland This site consists of two blocks of diorite; the first is called Pierre Roland and is standing with the shape of an irregular pyramid.
It rises to 1.4 m above ground and is buried 50 cm with, remarkably, 4 edges pointing to the sunrises and sunsets. The other is lying 10 m to the northwest, its dimensions: 1.77 x 0.67 x 0.37 m. These stones are said to have been thrown by Satan from three rocks called the Ladies of Meuse at the famous Charlemagne's nephew, Roland, to force him to retreat. One of the three projectiles rolled into the Meuse, the other two landed at the feet of the hero. Communes of the Ardennes department Anchamps on the National Geographic Institute website Anchamps on Lion1906 Anchamps on Google Maps Anchamps on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Anchant on the 1750 Cassini Map Anchamps on the INSEE website INSEE
Arreux is a commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as CabresThe 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. Arreux is located in a hilly area on the edge of The Ardennes some 9 km north-west of Charleville-Mézières and 3 km east by south-east of Renwez. Access to the commune is by road D22 from Montcornet in the west passing through the village and continuing east to Nouzonville; the D22 forms the south-eastern border of the commune. Some two thirds of the commune is forested - in the east, with some farmland around the village; the Ruisseau du Fond d'Arreux forms the north eastern and north-western border of the commune as it flows around the commune and away to the south-west. A stream flows north to join the Ruisseau du Fond d'Arreux. According to Ernest Nègre the name Arreux comes from aridus meaning "arid". List of Successive Mayors In 2010 the commune had 364 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 Church of Saint Lambert from 1811 The Chateau of Arreux; the old Chateau of Arreux, shown in the Album of Croy, has not left any traces. A Lavoir transformed into a library Communes of the Ardennes department Arreux official website Arreux on the National Geographic Institute website Arreux on Lion1906 Areux on the 1750 Cassini Map Arreux on the INSEE website INSEE