Albières

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Albières
A general view of Albières
A general view of Albières
Coat of arms of Albières
Coat of arms
Location of Albières
Albières is located in France
Albières
Albières
Albières is located in Occitanie
Albières
Albières
Coordinates: 42°56′52″N 2°28′43″E / 42.9478°N 2.4786°E / 42.9478; 2.4786Coordinates: 42°56′52″N 2°28′43″E / 42.9478°N 2.4786°E / 42.9478; 2.4786
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementNarbonne
CantonLes Corbières
IntercommunalityRégion Lézignanaise, Corbières et Minervois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jacques Villefranque
Area
1
17.25 km2 (6.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
122
 • Density7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11007 /11330
Elevation371–823 m (1,217–2,700 ft)
(avg. 450 m or 1,480 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Albières is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Albiérois or Albiéroises[2]

Geography[edit]

An Albières street

Albières is a remote commune high in the mountains some 40 km south by south-east of Carcassonne and 40 km west by south west of Port-la-Nouvelle in a direct line. The road distance is substantially more. The D129 road running north-west from Pont d'Orbieau forms the north-eastern border of the commune but to enter the commune the D613 road branches off this road heading south-west to the village of Albières. The D613 continues west through the commune to Arques and is the only access route to the commune. There is quite an extensive network of small mountain roads in the commune. The commune is mountainous with alpine vegetation, no farming areas, and some forested areas.

There are many streams flowing through the commune with the Ruisseau d'Albières flowing through the village and north, joined by several other streams and joining L'Orbieu river which flows northwards to join the Aude near Saint-Nazaire-d'Aude.[3]

Neighbouring communes and towns[3][edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Albières
Blazon:

Or, fess fusilly in gules and Or.



Administration[edit]

Albières Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors of Albières[4]

Mayors from the French Revolution to 1938
From To Name
1791 1791 Blaise Calmont
1792 1793 Jean-Pierre Alquier
1794 1796 Jean-Pierre Villefranque
1797 1797 Barthélémy Alquier
1798 1798 Jean Villefranque
1799 1800 Amiel
1801 1802 Villefranque
1803 1804 Jean-Pierre Villefranque
1805 1805 Amiel
1806 1820 Magna
1821 1830 Féréol Malet
1831 1831 Jacques Auriol
1832 1838 Villefranque
1839 1846 Amiel
1847 1848 Pierre Villefranque
1849 1855 Amiel
1856 1856 Roques
1857 1862 Barthélémy Amiel
1863 1864 Joseph Roques
1865 1870 Jean-Baptiste Bascou
1870 1878 François Laffon
1878 1880 Célestin Villefranque
1881 1884 Etienne Azais
1885 1886 Jean-Baptiste Bascou
1887 1887 Martin Burgat
1887 1891 Auguste Malet
1892 1897 Constantin Guichou
1898 1903 Antoine Auriol
1904 1912 Léon Burgat
1912 1914 Raynaud
1914 1918 François Azais
1918 1918 Jean Raynaud
1919 1938 Ernest Rougé
Mayors from 1938
From To Name Party Position
1938 1955 Bertin Pistre
1955 1971 Arthème Moulins
1971 1983 Léon Pistre
1983 1995 Marcel Floutie
1995 Current Jacques Villefranque PS

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200482—    
200685+3.7%
200789+4.7%
200893+4.5%
200997+4.3%
201098+1.0%
201199+1.0%
2012104+5.1%
2013108+3.8%
2014113+4.6%
2015114+0.9%
2016116+1.8%
Albières Lavoir (Public Laundry)

Sites and Monuments[edit]

Albières Church
  • Ruins of a Medieval Castle and enclosure (castrum) of the old village
  • The Church of Saint Martin from the 17th century contains a Painting: the AssumptionLogo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[5] which is registered as an historical object.
  • The Oratory of Notre-Dame des Douleurs contains a Group Sculpture: Virgin of PityLogo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6] which is registered as an historical object.

Notable People linked to the commune[edit]

  • Raymond Busquet whose paternal family is from Albières and neighbouring villages

Associations[edit]

  • The ACCA of Albières: Boar Hunting
  • The Paradis club: Club of the Third Age of Albières
  • The Committee of festivals of Albières

Events[edit]

  • A Local Festival around 14 July (organized by the Festival Committee)
  • The Festival of Albières of World Music at the end of July
  • The Bal-musette in late August (organized by the Paradis Club)
  • A Theatre during the All Saints' Day holidays

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aude (in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11000592 Painting: The Assumption (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002502 Group Sculpture: Virgin of Pity (in French)