Albepierre-Bredons

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Albepierre-Bredons
A general view of Albepierre-Bredons
A general view of Albepierre-Bredons
Coat of arms of Albepierre-Bredons
Coat of arms
Location of Albepierre-Bredons
Albepierre-Bredons is located in France
Albepierre-Bredons
Albepierre-Bredons
Albepierre-Bredons is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Albepierre-Bredons
Albepierre-Bredons
Coordinates: 45°04′41″N 2°49′58″E / 45.0781°N 2.8328°E / 45.0781; 2.8328Coordinates: 45°04′41″N 2°49′58″E / 45.0781°N 2.8328°E / 45.0781; 2.8328
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentCantal
ArrondissementSaint-Flour
CantonMurat
IntercommunalityHautes Terres Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Vantalon
Area
1
34.42 km2 (13.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
249
 • Density7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
15025 /15300
Elevation872–1,855 m (2,861–6,086 ft)
(avg. 1,050 m or 3,440 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Albepierre-Bredons is a French commune in the département of Cantal and Auvergne region of south-central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arapiroux.[2]

Geography[edit]

Albepierre-Bredons is some 100 km south by south-west of Clermont-Ferrand and about 20 km north-west of Saint-Flour. It can be accessed by district road D39 coming south-west from Murat and continuing south-west by a circuitous route to Saint-Martin-sous-Vigouroux. District road D239 also starts from the town and heads north-east to join the D16 road north of Laveissenet.[3]

This town was incorporated in 1953 by the union of the ancient fief of Albepierre (which was part of Murat) and the parish of Bredons.

Neighbouring communes and towns[3][edit]

History[edit]

  • Château de Benoire, a royal castle built by Saint Louis. It served as a travelling headquarters of the Bailiwick of the Mountains.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Albepierre-Bredons
Blazon:

Or, a heart Gules, in chief Azure charged by a crescent Argent between two mullets of 5 points the same.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Albepierre-Bredons[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Yvon Alain
2014 Current Alain Vantalon

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2005217—    
2006216−0.5%
2007217+0.5%
2008218+0.5%
2009220+0.9%
2010222+0.9%
2011223+0.5%
2012221−0.9%
2013228+3.2%
2014236+3.5%
2015243+3.0%
2016243+0.0%

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

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

  • A Fountain at Bredons (Middle Ages)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]

Religious heritage[edit]

Church of Saint-Pierre of Bredons

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

  • A Calvary in the public square in Bredons (15th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • The Chapel of Bredons contains 6 Candlesticks (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which are registered as historical objects.[7]
  • The Priory contains a Statue: Saint John (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical object.[8]
  • The Church of Albepierre contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
  • The Church of Saint Pierre of Bredons (11th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[16] The Church of Saint Pierre contains a very large number of items that are registered as historical objects including a Group Sculpture: Virgin in majesty (13th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17] For a complete list of all the other items in the church with links to photos and descriptions (in French) click here.

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • André-François Voulon, poet, storyteller, essayist, born in 1946 in Murat
  • Alfred Jacomis, skier, champion of France in 1939, who also participated in the Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany in 1936 and the World Championships in Chamonix in 1937
  • Eugene Martens, historian of the Second World War
  • Jean-Louis Philippart, physicist.
  • Jean Ajalbert, writer, member of the Académie Goncourt. Born in 1863 in Levallois-Perret, died in 1947 in Cahors, buried at Bredons

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Cantal ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093427 Fountain ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093425 Church of Saint Pierre of Bredons ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000012 6 Candlesticks ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000636 Statue: Saint John ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000598 Retable in the main Altar ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000031 Louis XV style Thurible ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000030 Reliquary Statue: Saint Timothy ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000029 Reliquary Statue: Saint Blaise ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000638 Ciborium ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM15001502 Sunburst Monstrance ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM15001440 Ciborium ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093426 Church of Saint Pierre of Bredons ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000001 Group Sculpture: Virgin in majesty ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg

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