Argis is a French commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Argissiens or Argissiennes Argis is in the mountains of the southern Jura in the mountains of Bugey in the valley of the Albarine between Tenay and Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey. Altitude varies from 315 metres in the valley to 800 metres on the slopes of the valley; the commune is 10 km south-west of Hauteville-Lompnes. It can be accessed on the D1504 road from Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey in the north-west passing through the northern border of the commune south to the village and continuing south to Tenay; the D104 road goes from the village over a tortuous mountain route to Arandas in the south-west. There are many small mountain roads in the commune; the railway line from Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey to Tenay passes through the commune parallel to the D1504 road. There is no station in the commune with the nearest station being the one near Tenay. In addition to the village there is the small hamlet of Plomb in the south.
The commune is mountainous and forested. The Albarine river passes through the commune from south to north parallel with the railway and the D1504 continuing west to join the Ain near Chez le Bret. A number of streams flow into the river including the Ruisseau de la Gorge, the Ruisseau de la Tine, the Biez Molet, the Biez Michel, the Biez Gallet. There was a castle in the Middle Ages. Over the centuries, Argis has been called: Argil De Argillo Argit Argy List of mayors of Argis A Waterfall at Côte A Urinal Antoine-Gaspard Boucher d'Argis was born in the commune on 3 April 1708. Communes of the Ain department Argis on Lion1906 Argis on Google Maps Argis on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Argil on the 1750 Cassini Map Argis on the INSEE website INSEE
Artemare is a commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Artemariens or Artemariennes Artemare is a commune in Valromey 16 km north of Belley and 8 km north-west of Culoz and the Rhône. Artemare is exposed to the south between two chains of the Jura Mountains: the Planachat in the west and the Colombier culminating in Grand-Colombier to the east; this village is between Upper-Bugey not far from Savoie and Isère. The commune can be accessed from several roads: the D69D from Champdossin-Massignieu in the west, the D31L from Pont in the north, the D904 from Ameyzieu in the east which continues south from the village to Virieu-le-Grand; the main railway line from Modane to Lyon passes through the south of the commune from west to east. Apart from the village, which has quite a large urban area, the hamlet of Cerveyrieu, the rest of the commune is mixed farmland and forest. Artemare is watered by a network of four rivers: the River Yon, enclosed in a canal through the village and used to work sawmills and to feed trout ponds.
It flows into the Séran, a tributary of the Rhone which it joins near Culoz the Séran traverses the hamlet of Cerveyrieu which gives its name to a beautiful waterfall about fifty metres high the Arvière forms a confluence with the Seran. The Ruisseau de l'Eau Morte The Groin and the Séran cut into the limestone terrain; the Groin rises in the commune of Vieu from a spectacular intermittent source before forming a deep canyon visible from Devil's Bridge in Vieu. The Séran rises upstream of the Cerveyrieu waterfall from beautiful Giant's kettles where water swirls around - but only when the Seran is not dry. According to Louis Berthelon, Artemare was first "a small group of dwellings located above a hill called Molard" and it was this "wonderful location overlooking the vast marshes extending from Bourget to Cerveyrieu earning it its name of Altemare meaning "Upper Sea" " becoming Artemare. Local tradition has it that Saint Martin evangelized the region which had until indulged in pagan cults.
The church of Artemare is dedicated to him and he gave his name to a neighbouring village - Saint-Martin-de-Bavel. The Gallic and Roman periods were the origin of many current placenames those ending in -ieu which comes from the suffix -acum of Gallic origin. For example, Talissieu comes from the anthroponym Talussus and the word for son Donnus gives Don etc. Invading armies by the saracens, who occupied the plateau of Fierloz are not only the origin of the name of the locality "under the Carraz" but, according to Louis Berthelon, became part of the population. Struck by the plagues of the Middle Ages and after having been a direct domain of the Counts and Dukes of Savoy, Valromey was occupied from 1536 to 1559 by François I Henry II and, from 1595 to 1601, by Henry IV, it became permanently French by the Treaty of Lyon on 17 January 1601 along with Bresse and the Gex country well before neighbouring Savoy, linked to France by Napoleon III in 1860. In 1612 the writer Honoré d'Urfé inherited from his mother the first title of Marquis of Valromey.
This name appears in the text under the names: Verrumensi Veromensi Verrometum The name derives from Venetonimagus or the older Vernemetonimagos meaning "Market of the Grand Shrine". The etymology of Vallis Romana meaning "Roman valley" was the invention of Latin scholars. Cerveyrieu, Yon and Ameyzieu parish included Artemare until the French Revolution, they were still small villages until the dissolution of the commune of Ameyzieu in 1862 and the formation of the Yon-Artemare. From 1 January 1886 the commune took the name of Artemare only; the commune or, more at the time, the parishes of Yon and Cerveyrieu was known for its manufacture of flat-bottomed boats which could reach the port of Culoz on the Rhône via the Séran for the timber trade. A "Tramway of Bugey" operated between Virieu-le-Grand and Ruffieu via the "Incline of Artemare" from 1898 to 1933. On 29 December 1923 there was an accident at La Faverge causing the death of a driver; as recalled by the war memorials of the town, many residents of Artemare died during the two world wars.
During the Second World War a Kommandantur was resident at the Hotel Berrard. The maquis of Upper Valromey was close and during the German occupation they attacked a Chantier de Jeunesse camp to procure equipment. A monument on the side of the road through the Lèbe mountain pass near Bioléaz with twenty headstones or plaques on places where Resistance fighters had been detained or killed testifies to the commitment of the people of Artemare and its surrounding area to the Resistance. After the Liberation, a German POW camp was installed above the village. List of Mayors of Artemare The town has many stores; the Clos Lambert, once a stronghold of the Knights of Seyssel, replaced by a renaissance house in the second half of the 16th century. Today it is an ESAT; the roof, basement, a small house of the 16th century, a beautiful mullioned window escaped the vicissitudes of history The Cascade of Cerveyrieu is spectacular during floods on the Seran river The Cuve à Balthazar, a beautiful abyss at Groin between Don and Artemare.
The micro-power plant built just below the pit decreases the flow for part of the year because of the water intake upstream The Castle of Mâchuraz in the commune of Vieu (16
Arbigny is a commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arbignerons or Arbigneronnes Arbigny is some 20 km north of Mâcon and 40 km south by south-east of Chalon-sur-Saône; the commune can be accessed by the D933 from Sermoyer in the north passing through the centre of the commune and village and continuing south to Pont-de-Vaux. The D126 runs west from the village changing to the D163 at the border of the commune and continuing to Uchizy. There are two other hamlets in the commune - La Varenne. About 80% of the commune is farmland with the rest being the forested eastern part; the western border of the commune is formed by the Saône river. In the north and east there are ponds which are drained by the Biel d'Etang Neuf and the Biel d'Etang Butière which flow west to the Saône; the area has been occupied since prehistoric times. The village was known as Albiniacus in the Middle Ages. List of mayors of Arbigny The remains of an old Fortified Chateau A Napoleonic milestone dated 1808 A Stone marker commemorating the landing fields of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, on the road to Uchizy just before the bridge over the Saône.
The code name of the landing field was "JUNOT". A Plaque honouring two young resistance fighters murdered by the Nazis in 1944 at a place called "La Varenne"; the floodplains of the Saône Valley have been classified as protected areas since 1994. Communes of the Ain department Chizerots Arbigny on the old National Geographic Institute website Arbigny on Lion1906 Arbigny on Google Maps Arbigny on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Arbigny on the 1750 Cassini Map Arbigny on the INSEE website INSEE
Asnières-sur-Saône is a commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Asniérois or Asniéroises Asnières-sur-Saône is on the bank of the Saône river some 15 km north of Mâcon and 50 km south of Chalons-sur-Saône; the commune can be accessed on the D18 road from Quart-d'Aval in the north-east to the village. The road continues south as the D1 road turns south-east to Manziat; the D1E goes south to Le Chateau. The commune consists of farmland with no other villages or hamlets; the Saône river forms the entire western border of the commune with no bridges across the river. A canal runs parallel to the river joining the river in the south and joining the Bief de la Jutane in the north which forms part of the northern border; the village can be traced back to the 10th century under the name Asnerias. It was the possession of the Counts of Cluny Abbey. Mayors of Asnières-sur-Saône Asnières-sur-Saône has twinning associations with: Bad Waldsee since 1991.
The Port of Asnières The floodplains of the Val de Saône have been classified as protected areas since 1994. José Mingret, French painter, was buried in Asnieres-sur-Saône. Communes of the Ain department Asnières-sur-Saône on Lion1906 Asnières-sur-Saône on Google Maps Asnières-sur-Saône on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Asnieres on the 1750 Cassini Map Asnières-sur-Saône on the INSEE website INSEE
Balan is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. Communes of the Ain department INSEE
Ambutrix is a French commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Butrianes. Ambutrix is located some 40 km north-east of Lyon, it can be accessed by road D1075 from Saint-Denis-en-Bugey in the north which runs south though the heart of the commune and continues past Charveyron. There is road D408 coming from the west, crossing the D1075 and continuing to the village south to Vaux-en-Bugey. There are a number of small country roads in the commune; the commune consists of farmland with forest to the west and in the east. A railway runs through the commune from Saint-Denis-en-Bugey to Lagnieu in the south. Le Buizin stream runs north through the commune and the village to join the Albarine river to the north. Weather Data for Amberieu-en-Bugey The commune takes its name from the presence of Celtic people called Ambarri in the region. List of Successive Mayors of Ambutrix Verneaux Castle: Verneaux Castle was built on the hill overlooking the village.
It stood near the castle of Saint Denis en Bugey. It was built in the course of the 14th century, it was successively the home of the Vareilles and the Montferrand Valernot families. The last owner of the castle was Victor de Murant; the building was completely destroyed during the revolution. The Lordship of Verneaux: The first lords of Verneaux and the builder of the castle was the House of Vareilles; this family fief brought Ambutrix to the lords of Coligny. This family line ended with Agnes de Vareilles, Lady of Verneaux, who married Jacques de Rougemont in 1402 from the house of Rougemont, thus began the branch of the lords of Verneaux with names and the coat of arms of Rougemont. In 1437 Galéas de Saleneuve, the Lord of Saint-Denis-de-Chosson faced some claims from his neighbour, Jacques Rougemont, lord of Verneaux in the parish of Ambutrix dependent on the mandate of Saint-Denis, it vigorously defended its legal rights. In 1468 Philibert de Rougemont, lord of Verneaux, grandson of Jacques de Rougemont was married.
The branch of the lords of Verneaux ended with the death of Hugues de Rougemont in 1620. The possessions of the lordship were sold to Jeanne de Moyria, the widow of Hugh and Pierre de Montferrand - Lords of Château-Gaillard, it was at this time. In 1775 the lordship, by the marriage of Louise de Montferrand - the only daughter of Charles de Montferrand - passed to Hugh de Valernod and lieutenant-general of the presidium of Valence, their daughter, Mary de Valernod, married the last owner of the manor. Baltazar Cross Church of Saint Maurice: This church appears for the first time in a charter from 1180. In 1191 Pope Innocent III confirmed the church as the abbey of Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey, it was an annex of the Church of Vaux-en-Bugey which itself belonged to the diocese of Lyon. La Vogue is held on the first weekend of September and is organized by the conscripts of the village. Communes of the Ain department Community of communes of Plaine de l'Ain website Ambutrix on Lion1906 Ambutrix on Google Maps Ambutrix on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Amburtrix on the 1750 Cassini Map Ambutrix on the INSEE website INSEE
Anglefort is a commune in the department of Ain in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Clafordans or Clafordanes Anglefort is a commune in Bugey on the right bank of the Rhone at the foot of the mountain of Grand Colombier which has a panorama of the Alps and the Jura mountains; the commune is located 25 km south of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine and 30 km north by north-west of Aix-les-Bains. Access to the commune is by road D992 from Seyssel in the north passing through the length of the commune and the village to Culoz in the south. There is access on road D120, a circuitous route from Lochieu in the west continuing to the village as the D120A and continuing south through the Col du Grand Colombier to Culoz. A railway line passes through the commune from north to south with a station to the east of the village; the Rhone river runs south along the eastern border of the commune and Le Verdet stream flows from the north to the south of the commune into the Rhone.
The alluvial aquifer fed by the Rhone is threatened by an internal discharge created by the Pechiney Group. Foundry waste, metal dust, recovered acid from filters have been buried in the Chautagnard marsh with a probable contamination by heavy metals and arsenic; the Priory of Anglefort was located on the communal territory in the Middle Ages. In 1590 Guillaume Drujon was a priest and he became abbot in 1620. List of mayors of Anglefort The Électricité de France Dam is on the Rhone river in the territory of the commune and there is a factory producing silicon; the property of the Pechiney Electro-metallurgy group, the factory has passed successively into the hands of Alcan, the Anglo-Australian Rio Tinto at the whim of successive buy-backs of this former French industrial flagship. Two sites are registered as historical monuments in the commune: The old Chateau of Anglefort the seat of the Lordship of Anglefort and rebuilt in 1741; the Chateau of Mieugy Park The remains of the Chateau de la Rochette which dominates the Rhone was the seat of the Lordship of Rochette, mentioned in 1407.
Monseigneur Jacques-François Besson, born in Mieugy, Bishop of Metz from 1824 to 1842 Communes of the Ain department Anglefort on Lion1906 Anglefort on Google Maps Anglefort on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Anglefort on the 1750 Cassini Map Anglefort on the INSEE website INSEE