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The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Aisonville-et-Bernoville is located in France
Coordinates: 49°56′05″N 3°31′21″E / 49.9347°N 3.5225°E / 49.9347; 3.5225Coordinates: 49°56′05″N 3°31′21″E / 49.9347°N 3.5225°E / 49.9347; 3.5225
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Vervins
Canton Guise
Intercommunality Thiérache Sambre Oise
 • Mayor (2016-2020) Christian Parent
Area1 8.73 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 256
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02006 /02110
Elevation 108–166 m (354–545 ft)
(avg. 166 m or 545 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.

Aisonville-et-Bernoville is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

The inhabitants are known as Aisonvillois et Bernovillois or Aisonvilloises et Bernovilloises[1]


The commune is some 15 km north-east of Saint-Quentin and some 8 km north-west of Guise. The commune can be accessed from Etaves-et-Bocquiaux in the west by road D31 which runs east into the commune and into the town where it joins road D960 which runs northwest to Bohain-en-Vermandois and south-east to join road D68. Road D68 also runs from the town north-east to Grougis and south-west to Montigny-en-Arrouaise. Road D67 runs from Remaucort to near the Oise river form the southern border of the commune. The commune is almost all farmland except for a small area of forest near the town. There is only one other hamlet - that of Bernoville - which is close to the main town.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


From 10 to 18 October 1918, the Battle of Aisonville-et-Bernoville was dominated by nearly 10 French regiments who overcame a powerful German army entrenched in the village. On the French side there were two thousand casualties, including 400 deaths.


Mayors of Aisonville-et-Bernoville[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Alain Violette

(Not all data is known)


In 2010, the commune had 288 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] [Note 2]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
461 485 542 645 723 727 830 921 1,059
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,160 1,291 1,313 1,242 1,102 922 777 723 623
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
585 534 525 415 412 415 401 406 427
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 2010
388 343 300 251 216 291 297 290 288

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

The War Memorial
The entrance to the village
Population of Aisonville-et-Bernoville

Economic activity[edit]

The Brasserie of Bernoville was installed in 1984. It is a microbrewery whose main production is the amber beer Bernoville. It also produces "The Beer Country of Guise".

Culture and heritage[edit]

The Château de Bernoville

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has a one building that is registered as an historical monument:

  • The Château de Bernoville (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4] is of a regional architecture in brick and stone. The old stables have been converted into a three-star hotel.

Religious heritage[edit]

The Parish Church of Notre-Dame

The commune has two religious buildings that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Parish Church of Notre-Dame de la Nativité (18th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5] The church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Eucharistic Suspension (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6]
    • An Altar painting: the Assumption (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • A Retable (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • The Main Altar (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • The Main Altar retable and painting (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
    • A Painting: Nativité Puységur (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
    • A Statue: Virgin and Child (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
    • A Cross: Christ on the Cross (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
  • The former Parish Church of Saint-Jean (1841).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[14] The church contains one item that is registered as an historical object:
    • A painting and frame: the Education of Christ (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]

Notable people linked to the communes[edit]

  • Dame Marie Martine Camps-Laurent, wife of Ferdinand de l'Epine was the Lady of Bernoville, Aisonville, and of Roberfart and other places.[16] She died in 1777 and her will, which was dated 10 May 1774, made her husband her sole heir but was annulled by a decree of the parliament of Paris on 1 September 1780.[17]

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 [1], 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 on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
  2. ^ In the census table and the graph, by convention in Wikipedia, and to allow a fair comparison between five yearly censuses, the principle has been retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 displayed in the census table and the graph that shows populations for the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc., as well as the latest legal population published by INSEE


  1. ^ Inhabitants of France (in French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00027386 Chateau (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000472 Parish Church of Notre-Dame de la Nativité (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002092 Eucharistic Suspension (in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002087 Altar painting: the Assumption (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002086 Retable (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002085 Main Altar (in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002084 Main Altar retable and painting (in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002083 Painting: Nativité Puységur (in French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002082 Painting: Nativité Puységur (in French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002081 Cross: Christ on the Cross (in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000467 Former Parish Church of Saint-Jean (in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002090 Painting and frame: the Education of Christ (in French)
  16. ^ Parish Register of Quesnoy (59): Her husband remarried on 3 November 1782.
  17. ^ Universal and reasoned Directory of civil, criminal, canonical and beneficial, by Joseph Nicolas Guyot and others, 1785, Vol 17, page 119 et al. - rubrique Testament, consultable on Google Books. (in French)