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The Château d'Alleuze
Alleuze is located in France
Coordinates: 44°57′47″N 3°05′11″E / 44.9631°N 3.0864°E / 44.9631; 3.0864Coordinates: 44°57′47″N 3°05′11″E / 44.9631°N 3.0864°E / 44.9631; 3.0864
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Saint-Flour
Canton Neuvéglise
Intercommunality Pays de Saint-Flour
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Michel Rouffiac
Area1 22.85 km2 (8.82 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 211
 • Density 9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 15002 /15100
Elevation 740–1,004 m (2,428–3,294 ft)
(avg. 870 m or 2,850 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.

Alleuze is a commune in the Cantal department in the Auvergne region of south-central France.


Alleuze is located some 7 km due south of Saint-Flour on the edge of the Planèze plateau. Access to the commune is by a number of minor roads including the D48 from Lavastrie in the west changing to the D40 in the commune then passing north through a circuitous route in the heart of the commune to the village and continuing north-west to the hamlet of Barry before continuing north to Saint-Flour. There is also the D116 from the village to the north-west. The eastern and north-eastern borders of the commune consist of the lake formed by the Barrage of Grandval which was formed from the Truyère river. Apart from the village there are also the hamlets of Barry and Vedrines. Much of the commune is farmland but with considerable forests next to the lake and in the south.[1]

Numerous streams rise in the commune and flow eastwards to the Barrage of Grandval Lake. These include the Ruisseau de Larcher, the Alleuze, the Ruisseau de la Bastide, the Ruissseau de la Barge, the Ruisseau de Labaisse, the Ruisseau de Mouguenoux, the Ruyisseau de Sartio, and the Ruisseau de Levert.[1]

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[2]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Michel Rouffiac UDI

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 207 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through 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]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
800 895 1,074 891 602 630 549 658 589
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
523 535 518 502 507 519 521 528 560
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
507 512 506 410 438 450 444 343 323
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
332 281 259 240 219 193 200 207 -

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

Population of Alleuze

Culture and heritage[edit]

Château d'Alleuze

Civil heritage[edit]

  • The Remains of a fortified Chateau (1411)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg are registered as an historical monument.[3] It overlooks the gorges of the Truyère river.
Other sites of interest

Religious heritage[edit]

Chapel of Saint-Illide

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

  • A Wayside Cross (15th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • The Church of Saint Illide (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]

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] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine., 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.


  1. ^ a b c Google Maps
  2. ^ List of Mayors of France
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093431 Remains of a fortified Chateau (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA15000045 Wayside Cross (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093432 Church of Saint Illide (in French)Camera aabb.svg