Affieux

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Affieux
The stream of Boulou
The stream of Boulou
Coat of arms of Affieux
Coat of arms
Location of Affieux
Affieux is located in France
Affieux
Affieux
Affieux is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Affieux
Affieux
Coordinates: 45°31′07″N 1°46′05″E / 45.5186°N 1.7681°E / 45.5186; 1.7681Coordinates: 45°31′07″N 1°46′05″E / 45.5186°N 1.7681°E / 45.5186; 1.7681
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCorrèze
ArrondissementTulle
CantonSeilhac-Monédières
IntercommunalityVézère-Monédières-Millesources
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Guy Germain
Area
1
30.19 km2 (11.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
364
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19001 /19260
Elevation333–772 m (1,093–2,533 ft)
(avg. 520 m or 1,710 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Affieux is a French commune in the Corrèze department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Affieucois or Affieucoises.[1]

The commune has been awarded two flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.[2]

Geography[edit]

Affieux is located some 45 km south-east of Limoges (in a straight line). Access to the commune is by road D940 from Treignac in the north passing south through the east of the commune to Le Lonzac. The D20 road also comes from Treignac, changing to the D3E3 in the commune and passing through the village before continuing south-west to join the D3 south-west of the commune.[3]

The Vézère river forms the western and northern border of the commune with numerous streams criss-crossing the commune and flowing to this river. There is also a lake to the south of the town of Affieux.[3]

Localities and villages[edit]

  • Affieux
  • Les Rivieres
  • La Louche
  • La Gane
  • Le Fargeau
  • Espinet
  • Le Peuch
  • Marcilloux
  • Merciel

Neighbouring Communes and Villages[edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Affieux
Blazon:

Or, 3 escallops Vert 2 on 1, canton also of Or with 2 lions passant in Gules.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Affieux[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 Current Guy Germain[5]

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006366—    
2007368+0.5%
2008369+0.3%
2009372+0.8%
2010371−0.3%
2011370−0.3%
2012369−0.3%
2013371+0.5%
2014373+0.5%
2015369−1.1%
2016364−1.4%
Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
774 1,100 1,153 859 990 1,064 1,041 1,077 968
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,046 1,013 833 937 1,072 986 1,057 1,075 885
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
884 906 839 735 675 660 664 581 567
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009 - -
506 432 357 356 358 349 372 - -

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

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A Chateau at le Peuch (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • The Chateau de Maury (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7]
  • A Chateau at Balème (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8]
  • A Farmhouse at l'Allouche (1605)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[9]
  • A Chateau (1636)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[10]
  • Farmhouses (17th-20th centuries)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[11]

Religious heritage[edit]

The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (1874)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[12]
  • A Cemetery Cross (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[13]
  • A Monumental Cross (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[14]
  • Monumental Crosses (17th-20th centuries)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[15]
  • The Parish Church of Saint-Pardoux (1772)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[16]

The Parish Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:

  • An Altar tombstone, 2 altar seatings, the Altar, a winged Tabernacle, and exhibition dais (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]
  • A sun-shaped Monstrance (1819)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[18]
  • A TombstoneLogo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[19][20]
  • A Flowered Vase (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[21]
  • A Flowered Vase (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[22]
  • A sun-shaped Monstrance (1819)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[23]
  • A Ciborium for the sick (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[24]
  • A Ciborium (1838)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[25]
  • A Paten (1838)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[26]
  • A Chalice with Paten (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[27]
  • A Chalice (1838)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[28]
  • A Statuette: Immaculate conception (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[29]
  • 2 Statues: Kneeling angels worshipping (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[30]
  • 2 Statues: Standing angels worshipping (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[31]
  • A Tabernacle (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[32]
  • Altar seating, Tabernacle and exhibition (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[33]
  • Altar tomb (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[34]
  • Secondary Altar: Altar, seating, and Tabernacle (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[35]
  • A Tabernacle Urn (1768)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[36]
  • 2 Statues: Saint Gilles and Saint Pardoux (1768)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[37]
  • An Altar Painting: The Assumption (1768)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[38]
  • The Retable architecture (1768)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[39]
  • A Baptismal font (13th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[40]
  • A Stoup (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[41]

Notable People linked to the Commune[edit]

  • Jean Alambre: a writer and composer in French and Occitan
  • Élise Palaudoux (called Nataska): (1895-1985), a designer. Her designs were shown at the Museum of Art Brut or Outsider Art in Lausanne. A street in the commune of Cabestany (Pyrénées-Orientales), bears the name "Nataska".

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Annuaire Mairie (in French)
  2. ^ Affieux in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived 2014-12-10 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ List of mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Prefecture website Archived 2011-11-04 at the Wayback Machine, consulted 20 August 2008
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029893 Chateau at Le Peuch (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029892 Chateau de Maury (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029890 Chateau at Balème (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA0002988990 Farmhouse at l'Allouche (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029886 Chateau (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029883 Farmhouses (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029891 Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029888 Cemetery Cross (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029887 Monumental Cross (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029884 Monumental Crosses (in French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00029885 Parish Church of Saint-Pardoux (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19001142 Altar tombstone, 2 altar seatings, the Altar, a winged Tabernacle, and exhibition dais (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19001119 Sun-shaped Monstrance (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000886 Tombstone (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19000785 Tombstone (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000885 Flowered Vase (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000884 Flowered Vase (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  23. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000883 Sun-shaped Monstrance (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  24. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000882 Ciborium for the sick (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  25. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000881 Ciborium (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  26. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000880 Paten (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  27. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000879 Chalice with Paten (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  28. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000878 Chalice (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  29. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000877 Statuette: Immaculate conception (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  30. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000876 2 Statues: Kneeling angels worshipping (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  31. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000875 2 Statues: Standing angels worshipping (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  32. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000874 Tabernacle (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  33. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000873 Altar seating, Tabernacle and exhibition (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  34. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000872 Altar tomb (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  35. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000871 Secondary Altar: Altar, seating, and Tabernacle (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  36. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000870 Tabernacle Urn (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  37. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000869 2 Statues: Saint Gilles and Saint Pardoux (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  38. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000868 Altar Painting: The assumption (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  39. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000867 Retable architecture (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  40. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000865 Baptismal font (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  41. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000864 Stoup (in French)Camera aabb.svg

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