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Entrance to the old town of Annot
Entrance to the old town of Annot
Coat of arms of Annot
Coat of arms
Annot is located in France
Coordinates: 43°57′57″N 6°40′10″E / 43.9658°N 6.6694°E / 43.9658; 6.6694Coordinates: 43°57′57″N 6°40′10″E / 43.9658°N 6.6694°E / 43.9658; 6.6694
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Castellane
Canton Annot
Intercommunality Terres de Lumière
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Ballester
 • Land1 29.8 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,046
 • Population2 density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 04008 / 04240
Elevation 599–1,638 m (1,965–5,374 ft)
(avg. 680 m or 2,230 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.

Annot is a French commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Annotains or Annotaines[1]


Annot is located some 80 km north-west of Nice, 15 km east of Saint-Andre-les-Alpes, and 13 km west of Puget-Theniers. Access to the commune is by National Road N202 from Saint-Andre-les-Alpes to Puget-Theniers which passes through the south of the commune. Access to the village is by road D908 running north off the N202 and continuing north to Le Fugeret.[2] There are two railway stations in the commune: Scaffarels station, an optional stop built on a masonry embankment; and Annot Railway Station near the village. They are both served by the line from Nice to Digne.[3]

Scaffarels Station built on a masonry embankment.

The hamlet of Les Scaffarels is south-east of the village and there is also the hamlet of Rouaine on the N202 in the south. The commune is mountainous and heavily forested.[2] The forests occupy 2,712 hectares of the commune.[4]

The Galange river forms most of the southern border of the commune while the Vaire flows from north to south past the village gathering many tributaries through the commune. The Beite river joins the Vaire at the village while the Canal des Gastres flows south-east near the village then curves north to join the Coulomp just north-east of the commune.[2]


The village is located within a resurgence of sandstone amidst limestone mountains at 680 m altitude. This resurgence is up to 250m thick. The rocky ridge overlooking the village is formed of sandstone. The debris that has formed below in picturesque shapes with names such as: the Dent du Diable (Tooth of the Devil), the Chambre du Roi (King's Chamber), the défilé des Garambes (Defile of Garambes), the Chameau des lumières (Camelback of lights), and the rocks of the Cent-Marches (Hundred Steps). It has been classed as a natural site since 1920.[5] Certain houses have been built directly against a rock fallen from the crag: the rock is bigger than a house. The acidic soils on the left bank of the Vaïre allow for chestnut growing.

The centre of the town (Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, formerly Saint-Pons) has been built on a rocky outcrop between the Vaïre and Beïte rivers.

High points
  • Pelloussis Rock (1,340 m)
  • Col de L'Iscle (1,384 m)
  • on the same ridge west of the village: Le Roncheret (1,617 m), Le Puel (1,532 m), La Colle Durand (1,638 m), the Rocks of Rouaine (1,438 m)

Natural and technological risks[edit]

None of the 200 communes of the department is in a no seismic risk zone. The Canton of Annot is in zone 1b (low risk) according to the deterministic classification of 1991 based on the historical seismic data[6] and in zone 4 (medium risk) according to the probabilistic classification EC8 of 2011.[6] The town of Annot is also exposed to three other natural hazards:[7]

  • forest fire
  • flooding (in the valley of the Vaïre)
  • landslide

The commune of Annot is also exposed to a risk of technological origin: the transport of dangerous goods by road.[6] The N202 national road can be traveled by carriers of dangerous goods.[6]

The foreseeable natural risk prevention plan (PPR) of the commune was approved in 1990 for flood risk, landslide, and earthquake[6] but a new one was requested in 2003 and a DICRIM has existed since 2011.[8]

The town has had several natural disasters from flooding and mudslides in 1994[7] and an earthquake powerfully felt in the town on 17 February 1947 whose epicentre was located in the Piedmont.[9]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


The locality appears for the first time in charters of 1042 as Anoth when its Lord, Ermerincus of Anoth, gave it to the Abbey of Saint Victor, Marseille. The name perhaps comes from the Gallic ana plus the Latin suffix ottum designating a small marsh.[10][11] Charles Rostaing thought that the name Ana designated it as an older town which preceded the upper town called Sigumanna.[12] According to Daniel Thiery, the name Sigumanna, cited in the same document as Annot, means the territory rather than a place or a specific village and this name of the territory is probably derived from the name of pre-Roman people who occupied the valley.[13]

The commune name is Anòt in Provençal.

The name of the hamlet of Rouaine comes from the Roman name *Rugius with the suffix -ane indicating the domain of Rugius.[14]



The name of the people settled in the valley on the arrival of the Romans is not certain, but it may be the Nemeturii. An oppidum was located at a place called Vers-la-Ville.[15]

Middle Ages[edit]

Old village

The original village was probably in the middle of "Grès d'Annot" (Annot sandstone). The houses were mostly wooden (locations for beams are visible in the rocks that the houses backed on to) and more than one floor. The path called "Vers-la-Ville" leading to a chapel is certainly a testimony to its past existence. On this path there is a large sandstone rock ("the rock of 100 steps") on which a staircase is carved. Around the rock's summit there are holes dug to accommodate wooden beams.

Subsequently the village was built between the Vaïre and Beite rivers and was fortified around the church of Saint-Pons in 1042.[16] The Lord was the Abbey of Saint Victor, Marseille, who received very many gifts.[13] The Abbey shared some rights with the Order of the Temple.[17][18] After the dissolution of the Order of the Temple, its property at Fugeret and Annot passed to the Abbey Saint-Pons of Nice.[13]

The lordship then passed to the counts of Provence.[17] The death of Queen Joanna I created a succession crisis for the head of the County of Provence. The towns of the Union of Aix (1382-1387) supported Charles de Duras against Louis I of Anjou. The Annot community supported Duras until 1386 then switched sides to join the Angevins through patient negotiations by Marie de Blois, widow of Louis I and regent for their son Louis II. The surrender of Aix could also have played a role in the turnaround of the community.[19]

A Fair was established in 1388 by Marie de Blois which was maintained until the end of the Ancien Régime.[16][20][21] She also authorised a weekly market.[22] Finally in the 15th and 16th centuries it was the Saint-Pons family who were the Lords.[17]

Modern Times[edit]

During the Wars of religion the city was attacked by the Protestants in 1574[23] commanded by the Baron of l'Isle.[24] Annot was spared the plague epidemics of 1626 and 1670 which nevertheless affected Castellane and Entrevaux.[25]

In May 1672 the entire population of the village, led by the notaries and the apothecary, repulsed the new vicar who had been imposed by the diocese and not from the country.[26]

At the end of the 17th century the village was gradually emerging from isolation: the Bishop of Entrevaux, Ithier, established a fortnightly postal service between Entrevaux and Aix by mules, which also served Annot and Guillaumes.[27][28] The culture of Roman law, which requires frequent use of a notary, was very much alive: thus four notaries were established in Annot in 1680.[27] In the 18th century a viguerie was installed at Annot which also served the communities of Braux, La Colle, Fugeret, Méailles, Argenton, Peyresc, and Saint-Benoît.[22]

In June 1704, as part of the War of the Spanish Succession, a communal militia was raised at Ubraye and Annot. They were repulsed by the Savoyards in the Valley of Marguery, and many residents of both communities were taken prisoner. The ransom for those from Annot amounted to 1,200 livres.[29]

The French Revolution[edit]

The community was fully part of the movement of the French Revolution. After sending their complaints in 1789, they planted a tree of liberty in the Place Revelly.[30] The patriotic society of the commune was created during the summer of 1792:[31] it was called the Club of Friends of the Revolution.[30]

19th and 20th centuries[edit]

In the 19th century the commune was experiencing some industrial development through the spinning and weaving of wool on the model of the Honnorat factory in Saint-André-de-Méouilles.[32] The Moulard factory opened in the early 1830s and the Roux factory in 1836 (but it disappeared before 1843[33]). In 1856 two factories employed 40 workers.[34]

The railway arrived at Annot in 1908 with the opening of the penultimate section of the line from Nice to Digne.[35] The Colle tunnel was completed in 1903 and the entire line between Nice and Digne was opened from 5 to 7 August 1911 in the presence of Victor Augagneur, Minister of Public Works.[36]

During the First World War soldiers were assigned to Annot to defend the railway lines for Railways of Provence.

The doctor from Annot belonged to the Milice. His father was shot on 6 August 1944 by the Franc Tireurs Partisans from the 11th company.[37]

Until the middle of the 20th century there was a vineyard in Annot whose production was consumed locally and was exported. There remains nothing now.[38]

21st century[edit]

On 9 February 2014, a rock tumbled down a mountainside and derailed a train on the Chemins de Fer de Provence near Annot, killing two passengers.


The town of Annot used at least two different shields, both making reference to chestnuts. The current arms of Annot are the second described below without picture.

Arms of Annot

These arms. are not dated. It is possible that they are the oldest in the community.

Azure, Fess of Argent charged with the word ANNOT in Roman capitals in Sable, in chief two chestnut branches of Or posed saltirewise and in base a fleur-de-lise the same.[39]


These arms existed in 1648[40]

Argent, a chestnut tree Vert charged with two hedgehogs of Or and with three fleurs-de-lis the same in base, 2 and 1.[41]


List of Successive Mayors[42]

From To Name Party Position
1977 Fernand Faissole
1977 2001 Yves Bono
2001 2014 Jean Ballester SE

(Not all data is known)


Annot is part of:

  • Since 2004: the Community of communes Terres de Lumière (of which it is the seat)


The commune has a computerized library (catalogue online).

The town has two educational institutions:

  • a primary school;[43]
  • The Émile-Honnoraty College.[44]


Prior to 1793 the commune had 69 fires in 1471 and 1,023 inhabitants in 1765[17]

In 2009 the commune had 1,046 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.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
1,190 1,072 1,068 1,160 1,292 1,197 1,178 1,149 1,144
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,161 1,162 1,137 1,140 989 1,036 1,069 1,046 1,015
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,096 1,473 1,109 825 978 992 1,018 1,018 920
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
920 846 859 1,035 1,053 988 - 1,046 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Annot



In 2009 the working population stood at 460 people, including 38 unemployed[45] (70 in late 2011[45]). The workers are mostly employed (81%)[45] and work mainly in the commune (74%).[45] Most of the workers are employed in industry and construction (55% in 2010).[45] Agriculture does not provide any employment. Services and administration, with 140 jobs, takes up the remaining 45% of the working population.[45]

On 1 January 2011 establishments active in the town were mainly shops and services (80 out of 132 establishments) followed by firms in the secondary sector (22 of 132), the government, health, the social sector, and education (24 establishments).[45]


Flock of Sheep

At the end of 2010 the primary sector (agriculture, forestry, fisheries) had 6 different establishments.[45] A cheese bears the appellation Fromage d'Annot or Tomme d'Annot.


At the end of 2010 the secondary sector (industry and construction) had 22 establishments and employed 173 employees.[45]

The main employer in the town is the Faissole[46] biscuit factory which has produced biscuits and toasted buns since the 1960s[46] and employs 118 employees with an annual turnover of €11 million.[47] The agri-food sector also has the Rigault and Co. factory for cured meats with 18 employees.[48]

A small central hydroelectric plant is installed on the Vaïre near Scaffarels. The water chute is 46 m high and drives a turbine of 820 kW. Production is currently halted from July to October. The plant is equipped with a fish slide.[49]

Service activities[edit]

At the end of 2010 the tertiary sector (trades and services) had 80 establishments with 57 employees plus another 24 administrative establishments employing 83 people.[45]

According to Departmental Observatory of Tourism, the tourist function is important for the town, with between 1 and 5 tourists welcomed per year per inhabitant.[50] Most of the accommodation capacity is non-market.[51] Several tourist accommodation structures exist in the commune:

  • several hotels[52] (1 classified 1-star[53] and 2 classified 2-star[54]).[55] These three hotels have a total capacity of 32 rooms;[45][55]
  • a 2-star camping site[56] with 66 places;[45][55] *several furnished units;[57]
  • collective accommodation is provided by a vacation village managed by the commune[58][59] and a cottage (The Roncharels).[60]

Overall, second homes add a significant extra accommodation capacity in the commune[61] with 275 homes (one third of the houses in the town).[45]

In summer, the passage of the steam train on the line from Nice to Digne between Puget-Théniers and Annot adds significant tourist activity to the commune.[62] In 2006-2007 this increased the patronage on the line by 50 to 60%.[63]

An Equestrian Centre is located in the commune.[64]

Sites and Monuments[edit]


Besides the Annot Sandstone (see Geology section) several places in the commune are listed sites and protected since 1946, covering an area of 137 hectares in total:[5]

  • for picturesque architectural old buildings: the upper part of the old town, the bridge over the Beite and its surroundings, the arcade houses in the arcade on the Rue Notre Dame, a fortified gate in the old town;
  • The Place of plane trees along the Vaïre and the old bridge;
  • The Chapel Vérimande (which is classified as a historical monument, see below).
Views of Annot town.

Military Architecture[edit]

The medieval ramparts are still partly visible, doors have been conserved and provide access to the old village. Tall houses surrounding the town formed the outer wall and marked the outline of the medieval city. At Vérimande there is Templar Chapel and a house said to be from the Templars: a large structure with a tower Dovecote.

Civil Architecture[edit]

A medieval lane
Bridge over the Vaïre

In the hamlet of Rouaine there is a coaching inn which is still used as a hotel-restaurant.[65]

The bridge over the Vaïre is 34 metres long[66][67] and 3.5 metres wide. It succeeded another bridge built in 1676. The community of Annot first built it with stone piers[66] by the master masons François Richard, Louis Borrely, and Louis Fabre.[67] These piers are protected by strong front and rear Starlings with handrails provided on top of the starlings. On these piles a wooden deck was built[66] which allowed rapid commissioning in 1682.[67] The wooden deck was replaced by a stone deck at the beginning of the 18th century. It was the object of repair works in 1777. In 1932 the square in the village was enlarged and the two main arches were sealed. The bridge and the square have been entered in the inventory of historical monuments.[66]

  • Old town and medieval alleys: a lintel bears the date of 1377 which is apocryphal according to Raymond Collier[68] as it is contrary to other lintels dated 1455 and 1533[69]
  • National Roada N202 crosses the gorge of the Galange on the vertiginous bridge of Saint-Joseph (753 m high)
  • Defile of Garambes
  • Fountain with the inscription RF 1894
  • The Hôtel-Dieu from the 17th century
  • Town hall from the 17th century: the square and plane trees are registered sites

Natural Sites[edit]

Annot Sandstone
  • Grès d'Annot (Annot Sandstone), a chaos of sandstone blocks nationally known by climbers who practice climbing.

Religious art[edit]

The parish church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste

The parish church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste (formerly Saint-Pons[70][71]) is in the old town.[72] Initially a simple priory, it took on the function of a parish church at the time of the constitution of castrum in the late 12th century.[13] It was built with a semi-circular apse,[72] a semi-circular vault which is the only part of the church which is entirely Romanesque.[70] It is extended by a hemispherical tower. An aisle was added or rebuilt in the 15th or 16th centuries in the Gothic style.[73] The nave was rebuilt in the 17th century.[74] Among the furnishings there are objects that have been ranked (MH) or entered in the inventory of historical monuments (IIS):

The Chapel Notre Dame de Vers-la-Ville was entered in the inventory of historical monuments (IIS).[77] It is dated to the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th centuries and was built on a small platform in front of a sandstone pile of rocks.[70] Probably installed in the centre of a Carolingian field, it served as a parish church until the end of the 12th century.[13] An ex-voto painting dating to the 13th century[78] is classified.[79] Finally the painting of the Annunciation from 1656 is classified.[80]

Chapel of Vérimande.

The Chapel Notre-Dame-de-Vérimande (right bank, inscribed site) existed before the 13th century. It was then probably rebuilt in the second half of the 17th century and restored significantly in the mid-18th century then again at the end of the 19th century. It has a canopy, and Lunettes over the Bays.[81][82] It is decorated with paintings:

Near National Highway N202 is a covered cross, or oratory[86] which is classified as a historic monument.[87]

The church of Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (17th century) at Rouaine was the parish church there.[13]

See also the chapels:

  • of White Penitents;
  • Sainte-Anne at Rouaine.[13]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Jacques Verdollin (born 29 November 1738 in Annot and died on 16 April 1793 in Paris), deputy in the States General of 1789 and the National Convention in September 1792.
  • Paul Rabiers du Villars (born 2 June 1837 in Annot and died 11 May 1898 at Castellane. Elected in 1877, he saw his election invalidated.


  • Raymond Collier, Upper-Provence Monumental and Artistic, Digne, Imprimerie Louis Jean, 1986, 559 p. (French)
  • Under the direction of Édouard Baratier, Georges Duby, and Ernest Hildesheimer, Historical Atlas of Provence, Comtat Venaissin, Principality of Orange, County of Nice, Principality of Monaco, Librairie Armand Colin, Paris, 1969 (French)
  • Jean-Louis Damon, Au pied du Baou Sublime. Nouvelles historiques et récits du pays d'Annot, Serre éditeur (collection les régionales, Nice, 1990 ISBN 978-2-86410-149-9 ; p. 180 (French)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ 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" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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.


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  59. ^ Atlas of Tourist Accommodation, opcit, p. 30 (French)
  60. ^ "29 March 2010", À l’ombre du Baou, May 2010, No. 26, p. 9 (French)
  61. ^ Atlas of Tourist Accommodation, opcit, p. 44 (French)
  62. ^ Bernard Viglino, "Return of steam trains to Annot Station", À l’ombre du Baou, January 2010, No. 25, p. 5 (French)
  63. ^ "Assessment of the Tourist season 2007", À l’ombre du Baou, October 2007, No. 19, p. 9 (French)
  64. ^ Le centre équestre d’Annot (French)
  65. ^ Raymond Collier, opcit, p 425 (French)
  66. ^ a b c d Notice that it was consecrated by Guy Barruol in Guy Barruol, Philippe Autran, and Jacqueline Ursch, On one side or the other: the bridges of Haute-Provence from Antiquity to today, Les Alpes de Lumière no 153, Forcalquier 2006, p 56-57. (French)
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  68. ^ Raymond Collier, Upper Provence Monumental and Artistic, Digne, Imprimerie Louis Jean, 1986, 559 p., p 355 (French)
  69. ^ Raymond Collier, op. cit., p 357 and 366 (French)
  70. ^ a b c Raymond Collier, opcit, p 116 (French)
  71. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice IA04001392 Parish Church of Saint-Jean Baptiste, consulted on 16 September 2010 (French)
  72. ^ a b Raymond Collier, opcit, p 76
  73. ^ Raymond Collier, opcit, p 169
  74. ^ Raymond Collier, opcit, p 215
  75. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice PM04000013 Sculpture Saint Dominique (French)
  76. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice PM04000014 Sculpture Sainte Rose de Lima (French)
  77. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice PA00080350 Chapel of Vers-la-Ville (French)
  78. ^ Raymond Collier, opcit, p 531
  79. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice PM04000015 Painting ex-voto (French)
  80. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice PM04000017 Painting The Annunciation (French)
  81. ^ Raymond Collier, opcit, p 219
  82. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice IA04001386 Chapel Notre-Dame-de-Verimande (French)
  83. ^ Raymond Collier, opcit, p 480
  84. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice IM04002088 Painting: Virgin and child with Saint Martin & Saint Pons (French)
  85. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice PM04002085 Painting: Saint Prosper, Saint Fortunat, Saint Innocent, & Saint Secure (French)
  86. ^ Raymond Collier, opcit, p 449
  87. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice PA0008351 Covered Cross (French)