Septmonts

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Septmonts
Commune
A view within Septmonts
A view within Septmonts
Septmonts is located in France
Septmonts
Septmonts
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Septmonts is located in Hauts-de-France
Septmonts
Septmonts
Coordinates: 49°20′04″N 3°21′28″E / 49.3344°N 3.3578°E / 49.3344; 3.3578Coordinates: 49°20′04″N 3°21′28″E / 49.3344°N 3.3578°E / 49.3344; 3.3578
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Soissons-2
Intercommunality Soissonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michael Douay
Area1 4.8 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 561
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02706 /02200
Elevation 57–161 m (187–528 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Septmonts is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793324—    
1800408+25.9%
1806286−29.9%
1821361+26.2%
1831428+18.6%
1836438+2.3%
1841452+3.2%
1846450−0.4%
1851442−1.8%
1856427−3.4%
1861474+11.0%
1866458−3.4%
1872445−2.8%
1876463+4.0%
1881464+0.2%
1886437−5.8%
1891447+2.3%
1896440−1.6%
1901432−1.8%
1906458+6.0%
1911412−10.0%
1921376−8.7%
1926425+13.0%
1931432+1.6%
1936439+1.6%
1946441+0.5%
1954446+1.1%
1962496+11.2%
1968532+7.3%
1975542+1.9%
1982516−4.8%
1990515−0.2%
1999501−2.7%
2008561+12.0%

Donjon de Septmonts[edit]

Donjon de Septmonts

In the heart of the village lies the remains of the Château de Septmonts, of which the principal remains are of the 14th century donjon or keep, the castle was the country seat of the Bishop of Soissons, probably since the last half of the 12th century and was first built in stone a little before 1242.

Thought to have been inspired by the works of Charles V of France, the 43 metre tall donjon, exemplifies the princely style of the late 14th century, combining both military and residential function.

The donjon is currently undergoing a programme of restoration, the other sights at the chateau include:

Saint-André de Septmonts church[edit]

The village contains a fifteenth-century church in the flamboyant style.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mesqui, Jean (1997). Chateaux-forts et fortifications en France. Paris: Flammarion. ISBN 2-08-012271-1. 
Castle and park