Arches is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. The Sumène forms the commune's northeastern border flows into the Dordogne, which forms the commune's northern and western border. Communes of the Cantal department INSEE
Cayrols is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. Communes of the Cantal department INSEE
Bassignac is a commune in the Cantal department in the Auvergne region of south-central France. Bassignac is located some 35 km north-east of Tulle and 10 km south by south-west of Bort-les-Orgues. Access to the commune is by the D922 road from Ydes in the north which passes through the length of the commune and the village and continues south to Mauriac; the D12 comes from Veyrières in the west and goes down the western border joining the D922 at Vendes. The D512 branches off the D12 and passes through Parensol continuing north to join the D922 south of Ydes. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Le Fau, Le Marlat, Montgroux, Vendes and Champleix; the commune is mixed farmland. Vendes is the largest village in the commune with 60 inhabitants in winter and about 100 in summer and is dominated by the old Sumène viaduct; the Sumène river flows through the commune from north to south turning west to form the southern border of the commune and continuing west to join the Dordogne north of Arches.
The Ruisseau de la Graille rises in the centre of the commune and flows north south to join the Sumène. The Ruisseau de Rouillade flows south forming the eastern border of the commune before joining the Sumène near the centre of the commune. In the 10th century the hamlet of Vendes was the property of Artaud de Charlus. Charlus had a fortified chateau on top. There are no remains except a view across the mountains of Auvergne; the Lévis-Charlus family was a noble family. Bassignac appears as Baßignac as Bassignac on the 1790 version. There was a railway running through the commune with the second longest viaduct in Cantal at 367m and a height of 46m; the viaduct and railway were opened in 1893 as part of the SNCF line from Paris-Austerlitz-Aurillac. The line closed on 3 July 1994 and the viaduct was abandoned. 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 commune has a public primary school at Vendes. Association 3V - The espavents, Vendes Viaduct Village: Association to safeguard the Sumène viaduct and the festival of scarecrows; the commune has many buildings and sites that are registered as historical monuments: The Sumène Viaduct The interior decor of the Viaduct is registered as an historical object. A Priory House The Chateau Park Coal Mining Industrial Buildings Houses and Farms A Flour Mill at Vendes A City of Miners at Champleix A Farmhouse at Lavaurs A Mercahnt's House at Lachamp A Farmhouse at Le Fau A Farmhouse at La Riagaire A Farmhouse at Montgroux A Farmhouse at Emprades The Chateau du Rieu Farmhouse at Le Rieu A Road Bridge at Vendes A Wheelwright and Blacksmith's House at Vendes A House at Vendes A Chateau at Vendes A Chateau The commune has several religious buildings and sites that are registered as historical monuments: The Church of Vendes Monumental Crosses The Benedictine Priory of Saint Jacques The priory contains several items that are registered as historical objects: The Furniture in the Priory A Group Sculpture: Education of the Virgin A Statuette: Saint Marguerite of Antioch A Statuette: Saint Barbe 2 Statuettes: Saint Jacques and Saint Joseph A Stoup The Parish Church of Sainte-Marie and Sainte-Radegonde The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects: A Stained glass window: God the Father blessing A Stained glass window: Christ blessing An ex-voto Painting: The Crucifixion 4 Capitals and 2 bases The Furniture in the Church A Candle Mould A Chalice A Statue: Saint Radegonde of Poitiers A Painting: The Adoration of the citizens A Painting: Saint Radegonde of Poitiers A Painting: The Crucifixion 2 Windows: Christ blessing and God the Father Communes of the Cantal department
Albepierre-Bredons is a French commune in the département of Cantal and Auvergne region of south-central France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arapiroux. Albepierre-Bredons is some 100 km south by south-west of Clermont-Ferrand and about 20 km north-west of Saint-Flour, it can be accessed by district road D39 coming south-west from Murat and continuing south-west by a circuitous route to Saint-Martin-sous-Vigouroux. District road D239 starts from the town and heads north-east to join the D16 road north of Laveissenet; this town was incorporated in 1953 by the union of the ancient fief of Albepierre and the parish of Bredons. Château de Benoire, a royal castle built by Saint Louis, it served as a travelling headquarters of the Bailiwick of the Mountains. List of Successive Mayors of Albepierre-Bredons The commune has one structure, registered as an historical monument: A Fountain at Bredons The commune has two religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: A Calvary in the public square in Bredons The Chapel of Bredons contains 6 Candlesticks which are registered as historical objects.
The Priory contains a Statue: Saint John, registered as an historical object. The Church of Albepierre contains several items that are registered as historical objects: A Retable in the main Altar A Louis XV style Thurible A Reliquary Statue: Saint Timothy A Reliquary Statue: Saint Blaise A Ciborium A Sunburst Monstrance A Ciborium The Church of Saint Pierre of Bredons The Church of Saint Pierre contains a large number of items that are registered as historical objects including a Group Sculpture: Virgin in majesty For a complete list of all the other items in the church with links to photos and descriptions click here. André-François Voulon, storyteller, born in 1946 in Murat Alfred Jacomis, champion of France in 1939, who participated in the Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany in 1936 and the World Championships in Chamonix in 1937 Eugene Martens, historian of the Second World War Jean-Louis Philippart, physicist. Jean Ajalbert, member of the Académie Goncourt. Born in 1863 in Levallois-Perret, died in 1947 in Cahors, buried at Bredons Communes of the Cantal department Albepierre-Bredons on the old National Geographic Institute website Albepierre-Bredons on Lion1906 Albepierre and Bredoni on the 1750 Cassini Map Albepierre-Bredons on the INSEE website INSEE
Ayrens is a commune in the Cantal department in the Auvergne region of south-central France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ayrencoises. Ayrens is located 5 km north of Saint-Paul-des-Landes. Access to the commune is by road D52 from Teissières-de-Cornet in the south-east which passes through the village and continues west south to join the D120 north-east of Laroquebrou; the D53 comes from Saint-Paul-des-Landes in the south and passes through the village before continuing north-east to join the D6 near the border of the commune. The D352 goes north from the village to join the D53 north of the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of: The commune is farmland with extensive forests in the northern part; the Ruisseau du Meyrou flows from the south-east through the south of the commune forming a small part of the western border before continuing north to join the Eize. The Ruisseau d'Ayrens rises in the east of the commune and flows west through the village to the join the Ruisseau du Meyrou on the western border of the commune.
The Ruisseau de Braulle flows from the west of the commune through the centre north of the village to join the Ruisseau du Meyrou on the western border. The Ruisseau de Praniac rises in the north of the commune and forms part of the northern border as it flows west to join the Eize. Ayrens commune lies on the 45th parallel north, it was therefore the fundamental point for the Bonne projection used in the Carte d'État-Major in the 19th century. List of Successive Mayors Mayors from 1935 In 2010 the commune had 564 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 Château de Clavières, built in the Troubadour style, was burnt down on 25 May 1936 and left in ruins; the Parc de Clavières is registered as an historical monument.
The intersection of the Paris meridian and the 45th parallel north is in a field where four trees were planted on the occasion of the celebration of the Méridienne verte on 14 July 2000. The trees are arranged in a square whose vertices are directed toward the four cardinal points, which allows the determination of the exact intersection point. Cardinal Guillaume de La Jugie, restored lived in the Château of Angouste in the 14th century. Félix de la Salle de Rochemaure, French félibrige writer, lived in the Château of Clavières. Jean Léon Sanis, professor at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand. Occitania Félibrige Pope Sylvester II Cantal Auvergne, the historical independent county and French province Auvergne, the modern-day administrative région, larger than the historical province of Auvergne, as it includes other provinces as Bourbonnais which were not part of Auvergne. Portal:France Portal:European Union Communes of the Cantal department Felibrige official website Ayrens on Lion1906 Ayrens on Google Maps Ayrens on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Aireins on the 1750 Cassini Map Ayrens on the INSEE website INSEE
Bonnac is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. Communes of the Cantal department INSEE
Anterrieux is a commune in the Cantal department in the Auvergne region of southern central France. Anterrieux is located some 30 km south by south-west of Saint-Flour and 20 km west by north-west of Saint-Chely-d'Apcher. Access to the commune is by road D989 from Saint-Chely-d'Apcher in the east passing through the commune and continuing west to Chaudes-Aigues. Access to the village is by small communal roads from various points on the D989. In addition to the village there is the hamlet of Oyex in the south; the commune is mixed forest and farmland with an large forest in the far south of the commune. The Bes river forms the south-eastern border of the commune as it flows north to join La Truyere river in the Lac de Grandval; the Maleval river flows north past the village. It is joined by several tributaries in the commune; the region was the scene of fighting in June 1944 between the Nazi troops. The Nazis were successful in overrunning the Maquis in their Truyère Redoubt where they were attacked on 20 June 1944.
The battle was fierce and the village of Anterrieux was destroyed by fire after having been held for ten hours by the 3,000 resistance fighters of the 7th Company under the command of Henri Fournier who were forced to disperse because of the German firepower supported by their air force. More than a hundred maquisards were killed as well as about fifteen German soldiers and a dozen civilians; the Resistance Museum of Anterrieux provides the public with memories of that time. See: John Hind Farmer List of Successive Mayors Communes of the Cantal department Anterrieux on the National Geographic Institute website Anterrieux on Lion1906 Anterrieux on Google Maps Anterrieux on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Anterrieux on the 1750 Cassini Map Anterrieux on the INSEE website INSEE