Arques is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arcasois or Arcasoises Arques is located some 16 km east by south-east of Rodez and 6 km south of Laissac. Access to the commune is by road D29 from Agen-d'Aveyron in the north-west passing through the commune and the village and continuing south-east to Ségur. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Le Mazet in the eastern arm of the commune and Moulin Fabre and Recoules south of the village. Except for two forests in the north the commune is farmland; the Ruisseau des Gardies rises in the north of the commune and flows south through the village joining the Viaur south of the village. The Ruisseau de Clauverhes rises in the north-east of the commune and flows south-east to join the Viaur south of the village; the Viaur river flows from the south-west through the southern part of the commune and forming part of the southern border before continuing west to the Barrage of Pont-de-Salars continuing west to join the Aveyron river at Saint-Martin-Laguépie.
The word Arques derives from the Latin arx meaning "fortress". The lordship of Arques extended over the Palanges mountains and included the current commune of the same name plus two enclaves in the communes of Segur and Vézins-de-Lévézou. Arques is mentioned in a donation to the Abbey of Conques in 1079, it was attached to the Abbey of La Chaise-Dieu. It was a dependency of the Lordship of Montrozier, under the Count of Rodez of the king. List of Successive Mayors Mayors from 1935 The table below compares the gender and age of the population with that of the department of Aveyron in the year 2009. Unlike national and departmental allocations, the male population of the town is greater than the female population. Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Arques and Aveyron 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 Parish Church from the 16th century, a Bell-gable, an altarpiece from the 17th century - gilded in the 18th century.
A Bronze Bell is registered as a historical monument. The Rives Viaur, a hilly site at the end of Lake Pont-de-Salars. Communes of the Aveyron department Christian-Pierre Bedel, Lo Pònt: Agenh, Canet, Pradas, Tremolhas, Lo Vibal / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton del Pònt, Departmental Mission for culture, coll. "Al Canton", 1995, ill. Cover ill..
Bor-et-Bar is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France. Communes of the Aveyron department INSEE
Le Bas-Ségala is a commune in the department of Aveyron, southern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2016 by merger of the former communes of La Bastide-l'Évêque, Saint-Salvadou and Vabre-Tizac. Communes of the Aveyron department
Almont-les-Junies is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Junhalmontois or Junhalmontoises Almont-les-Junies is located some 20 km east of Figeac and 40 km north-east of Rodez; the commune can be accessed by road D508 which runs east from Flagnac through the commune and changes to road D606 before exiting east and forming the south-eastern border as it runs south-east to Noailhac. The D183 road runs through the south of the commune running west to east; the village can be reached by a number of country roads. The most direct is the Graville-et-Courbies road which runs south from the D508; the commune contains both large areas of farmland as well as mountain slopes with forests. There are many streams in the commune - the southern border is marked by the Rousseau de Limou which flows into the Lot river just west of the commune; the Lot river itself forms the northern border of the commune and all of the many streams flow into this river.
There are a number of villages in the commune. These are: Aumont Ginouilhac La Mole Haute La Plane Laval Le Fau Les Clementies L'Hom Mazac Sainte Catherine On 1 April 1993, the town of Almon-les-Junies was renamed Almont-les-Junies with a "t" to be closer to the Latin root of Almontis. Road signs in the area remained unchanged for some years. List of Successive Mayors of Almont-les-Junies Communes of the Aveyron department Almont-les-Junies on the old IGN website Almont-les-Junies on Lion1906 Almont-les-Junies on Google Maps Almont-les-Junies on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Aumont on the 1750 Cassini Map Almont-les-Junies on the INSEE website INSEE
Dourdou de Camarès
The Dourdou de Camarès is an 86.9 km long river in the Tarn, Hérault and Aveyron départements, southern France. Its source is in the Parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc, in the commune of Murat-sur-Vèbre, 5.5 km southeast of the village. It flows northwest, it is a left tributary of the Tarn into which it flows at 1.2 km southwest of the village. Its main tributary is the Sorgues; the following list is ordered from source to mouth: Tarn: Murat-sur-Vèbre Hérault: Castanet-le-Haut Aveyron: Arnac-sur-Dourdou, Fayet, Sylvanès, Camarès, Vabres-l'Abbaye, Saint-Affrique, Calmels-et-le-Viala, Saint-Izaire, Broquiès This article is based on the equivalent article from the French Wikipedia, consulted on January 28th 2009. Http://www.geoportail.fr The Dourdou de Camarès at the Sandre database
Auriac-Lagast is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aurigastoises. Auriac-Lagast is located 35 km north by north-east of Carmaux. Access to the commune is by the D522 road from Cassagnes-Bégonhès in the north-west which passes through the heart of the commune and the village and continues south-east to Durenque; the D25 passes inside the eastern border of the commune as it goes from Salmiech to Villefranche-de-Panat. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of: The commune is entirely farmland with a few forests; the Gladou river rises in the east of the commune and flows west forming part of the western border as it flows north to join the Céar south of Cassagnes-Bégonhès. The Hunargues and the Ruisseau des Gazelles rise in the commune and flow west to join the Gladou in the commune; the Ruisseau du Lagast rises in the south-eastern corner of the commune and forms most of the eastern border as it flows north to join the Céor.
The Ruisseau de Miège Sole crosses the eastern arm of the commune and forms part of the northern border of the arm before continuing north to join the Ruisseau du Lagast just north of the commune. List of Successive Mayors In 2010 the commune had 241 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 Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Auriac-Lagast and Aveyron 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; the Parish Church of Saint-Léonard of Auriac: its steeple was struck by lightning and restored. Moncan The Chateau of Randan Communes of the Aveyron department Christian-Pierre Bedel, preface by Bernard Destours, Arviu, Caumont, La Grand'Vila, Saumièg, Senta-Jaleda / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Cassanhas, Mission départementale de la culture, 1996, Al canton collection, 240 pages, ill.
Cov. ill. 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-30-0, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 366930046 Auriac-Lagast on Lion1906 Auriac-Lagast on Google Maps Auriac-Lagast on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Auriac on the 1750 Cassini Map Auriac-Lagast on the INSEE website INSEE
Aubin is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie of southern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aubinois. Aubin is located some 20 km south-east of Figeac and south of Decazeville. Access to the commune is by road D 5 from Viviez in the north-west which passes through the centre of the commune and the town and continues south to Montbazens; the D221 goes from the town north to Decazeville. The D 11 goes east from the town to Cransac; the minor D 513 road branches off the D 5 on the north-western border of the commune and goes east through the north of the commune to Firmi. The Capdenac-Gare to Rodez railway line passes through the commune and there is a station at the town. Apart from the town there are the hamlets and villages of Severac, Cerons, La Croix du Broual, Tramons, Les Escabrins, Saugiere; the commune is mixed farmland with significant sized urban areas. The Riou Morte flows through the north-eastern corner of the commune as it flows north-west before turning west at Decazeville.
The Enne river flows through the commune and the town from the east and continues north-west to join the Riou Morte at Viviez. The Ruisseau du Banel flows from the east north of the village and joins the Enne on the north-western border of the commune. Lucien Mazars, an author of numerous books on local history, wrote in Aubin. However, General Albinus did not exercise the functions of a legate in Gaul but rather in Roman Britain, his control of Gaul was too short to be able to found a town. Fort Aubin served as a fortress and was occupied during the Middle Ages by the Lords of Rouergue; the town became the center of important coal mines, had iron mines. The commune was the capital of the District of Aubin from 1790 to 1800. In October 1869 soldiers fired on a demonstration of miners killing 14 and injuring 20; this was the second strike in the Second Empire after the one in June 1869 at La Ricamarie. Captain Bernard Gosseran who gave the order to fire on strikers was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
This tragedy inspired the Ode à la the Aubin poems to Victor Hugo. Aubin railway station on the Capdenac-Gare to Rodez line opened in 1858. List of Successive Mayors Mayors from 1939 In 2010 the commune had 4,044 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 commune has two buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: 2 Factory Chimneys The Jules Ferry du Gua School. Designed by Emmanuel Brune and built between 1876 and 1880, it is 59 metres long and 12 metres wide built on a terrace overlooking the small houses which make up the suburb of Gua. The Town Hall contains several items that are registered as historical objects: A Statue: Maid of Honour at the Court of Francis I A Painting with frame: Miners of the Saar A Painting with frame: Unnamed abstract A Painting with frame: Confidences Other sites of interest The Departmental House of Memory: Museum of resistance and citizenship The Museum of Mines The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: The Church of Notre-Dame-des-Mines.
The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects: A set of monumental paintings: Resurrection and Appearance of Christ, Ascension of Christ, Crowning of the Virgin A painting: Wayside Cross A set of monumental paintings: Virgin and Child and episodes of life of miners, Saint Famille A set of monumental paintings and Wayside Cross: Cycle of the Passion of Christ, Episodes of life of miners The Church of Saint-Blaise. The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects: A Statue: Virgin and Child A Group Sculpture: The Resurrection A Statue: Christ on the Cross A Group Sculpture: The Baptism of Christ A Baptismal font A Consecration Cross An Altar The Church of Gua The Étoile Sportive de Combes, a football club since 1921. François Cogné, sculptor. Marie-Claire Bancquart, university professor and poet, born in Aubin in 1932. Serge Mesonès, French footballer, born in 1948, died in 2001 at Aubin. Lilian Bathelot, author, born at Aubin in 1959. Communes of the Aveyron department Lucien Mazars, its history from its origins to the Revolution of 1789, L. Mazars, Aubin, 1982, 119 pages, Cov. ill.
Ill. 22 cm, BNF 34761590s Lucien Mazars, Mining Land, Aubin-Decazeville basin, Fil d'Ariane, Rodez, 1999, 285 pages, ill. Cov. ill. 22 cm, ISBN 2-912470-16-1, BnF 36978991r Lucien Mazars and Francis Mazars, Mining Land in pictures, Decazeville-Aubin basin, Association des amis du Musée de la mine Lucien Mazars, Aubin, 2009, 265 pages, ill. in b&w and colour. Cov. ill. 24 cm, ISBN 978-2-7466-0685-2, BnF 41491412h Madeleine Raygade-Panassié, Memories of Combes and fire country, Association des amis du Musée du Rouergue, Rodez, 1994, 99 pages, ill. Cov. ill. 24 cm, BnF 366921465 (in