|Intercommunality||Beaune Côte et Sud|
|• Mayor (2008–2020)||Maurice Chapuis|
|Area1||2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||63/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||21010 / 21420|
|Elevation||218–360 m (715–1,181 ft)
(avg. 248 m or 814 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aloxois or Aloxoises
The commune lies about 4 km north by north-east of Beaune and 40 km south-west of Dijon at the northern end of the Côte de Beaune. There, the pretty village of Aloxe is dominated by the Corton hill, nestled between the neighbouring communes of Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses. The D974 road forms the south-eastern border of the commune but does not enter. Access to the commune is by the D115D running north-west off the D974 to the village then continuing north-west to join the D18 road south of Pernand-Vergelesses. There is an extensive network of country roads throughout the commune which is entirely farmland, with the edge of the Bois de Corton in the north forming the northern border.
The only stream in the commune is the Fosse des Branots in the south flowing to the east.
Thee are no villages or hamlets in the commune other than Aloxe-Corton.
Aloxe-Corton comes from the Celtic "al" meaning "high place".
The name of its Grand Cru vineyard Corton was added to that of the village on 22 March 1862.
Legend has it that the Emperor Charlemagne granted the lands in 775, initially planting some 70 vines. The vines were located in the area of "Curtis Otto" (i.e. Corton). The beneficiaries were the Canons of the Collegiate Church of St. Andoche Saulieu.
- Postcards on Aloxe-Corton
Henri Poisot has a large collection of postcards of the village with nearly one hundred and fifty and still growing.
He also has a large number of photos and old documents. Henri Poisot published a book entitled: 1728-1999 - History of the Cartography of the Great Vineyards of Burgundy (French), a book of 102 pages with three folding maps. The book is available only from the Athenaeum in Beaune and from the Author.
Or, an eagle crowned double-headed in sable terraced in base azure charged with a burgundy cup argent with two handles
List of Successive Mayors of Aloxe-Corton
(Not all data is known)
- Ürzig (Germany) since 1966.
In 2009 the commune had 166 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Sites and Monuments
Aloxe-Corton has three castles and a church:
- Château de Corton Grancey built in part in 1749. The Cellars and the winery were built in 1834
- Château Corton André, built at the end of the 19th century, it replaced a charming 18th century house
- Château de Corton transformed between 1885 and 1890 to replace some very old buildings that had belonged to the family of Vergnette de la Motte, for several centuries. Before that it belonged to the Cîteaux Abbey
- Church of Saint-Médard from 1890 by Pinchard which replaced an ancient chapel which stood on the Place du Chapitre for almost 1000 years. It contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
Aloxe-Corton is one of the wine communes of the Côte de Beaune. The southern and eastern parts of the Corton hill, including most of its vineyards, are located in the commune, including vineyards used to produce wines under the two Grand Cru appellation Corton (mostly red, some white) and Corton-Charlemagne (only white).
- Domaine Maurice Chapuis
- Domaine Bruno Collin
- Domaine Franck Follin-Arbelet
- Domaine Comte Sénard
- Domaine Michel Voarick
- Domaine Didier Meuneveaux
- Domaine Pierre Bize
- Domaine Louise Perrin
- Domaine Latour
- Château de Corton-André
- Domaine Jean
- Domaine Carlos
- Domaine Olivier Leflaive
- Historical Notice on the village of Aloxe-Corton, Charles Bigarne, Beaune, 1899 (French)
- Monograph on the Commune of Aloxe-Corton, Joseph Delissey, Beaune, 1968, (French)
- Aloxe-Corton, Claude Chapuis, Dijon, 1988 (French)
- Aloxe-Corton - Histoory of a Village, Henri Poisot, Beaune, 2007, (French)
- Aloxe-Corton on the old IGN website (French)
- Aloxe-Corton on Lion1906
- Aloxe-Corton on Google Maps
- Aloxe-Corton on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Aloxe on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Aloxe-Corton on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 , the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
- Google Maps
- Inhabitants of Côte-d'Or (French)
- List of Mayors of France (French)
- National Commission for Decentralised cooperation (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000028 Bas-Relief: Christ appearing to Saint Benezet (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000027 Painting: Benefits of the faith, expectations, and true love (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000026 Bas-Relief: Painting: Saint John the Baptist, Saint Catherine, Saint Gilles and a donor (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA21000601 Lavoir (French)
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