Alleyrat, Corrèze

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The old School
The old School
Coat of arms of Alleyrat
Coat of arms
Alleyrat is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Alleyrat is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 45°34′40″N 2°12′56″E / 45.5778°N 2.2156°E / 45.5778; 2.2156Coordinates: 45°34′40″N 2°12′56″E / 45.5778°N 2.2156°E / 45.5778; 2.2156
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Ussel
Canton Plateau de Millevaches
Intercommunality Haute-Corrèze Communauté
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Serge Peyraud
Area1 14.76 km2 (5.70 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 96
 • Density 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 19006 /19200
Elevation 654–844 m (2,146–2,769 ft)
(avg. 750 m or 2,460 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alleyratois or Alleyratoises[1]


Alleyrat is located 8 km north-east of Meymac, 11 km north-west of Ussel, and 13 km south of Sornac. Access to the commune is by the D102 road which runs off the D30 west of the commune and passes south-east through the village to join the D57 road in the east. The D57 also passes through the commune in the south from east to west where it joins the D30 just north of Meymac. Apart from the village there are a number of hamlets. These are: Enclisse, Ceppe, Le Soulier, Roumignac, and La Chassagne. The commune is about equally split between forest and farmland.[2]

The commune is part of the Regional Natural Park of Millevaches in Limousin.

The Triouzoune river flows south along the western border gathering a number of tributaries which rise in the commune before continuing south to join the Dordogne. Numerous streams rise in the commune - mostly to join the Triouzoune - but some flow east to join the Diege river.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


Arms of Alleyrat

Or, a bend azure charged with 3 garden lilies of argent stalked and leaved the same posed in bend.


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Joseph Ledieu
2008 2020 Serge Peyraud

(Not all data is known)


In 2009, the commune had 103 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
315 320 316 388 405 366 428 393 402
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
421 424 463 424 450 446 426 505 518
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
419 420 475 402 340 338 362 205 182
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
157 130 102 83 96 99 - 103 -

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

Alleyrat War Memorial
Population of Alleyrat

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

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

  • A Farmhouse at La Virolle (1815)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • A Farmhouse at Lespinasse (1811)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]
  • A Farmhouse at Ceppe (1859)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • A Fountain (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7]
  • Mills (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8]
  • Farmhouses (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[9]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint Pierre
A Monumental Cross at Alleyrat

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

  • The Church of Saint Pierre (14th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[10][11][12]
  • The Wayside Cross of Saint John (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[13]
  • Monumental Crosses (17th and 20th centuries)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[14]

The Church of Saint Pierre contains many items that are registered as historical objects:

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. ^ Inhabitants of Corrèze (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00030183 Farmhouse at La Virolle (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00030182 Farmhouse at Lespinasse (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00030181 Farmhouse at Ceppe (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00030180 Fountain (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00030177 Mills (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00030176 Farmhouses (in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00099649 Church of Saint Pierre (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00030179 Church of Saint Pierre (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00099986 Church of Saint Pierre crypt (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00030184 Wayside Cross of Saint John (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00030178 Monumental Crosses (in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19001325 Furniture in the Church (in French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000322 Cenotaph (in French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000321 Bronze bell (in French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000320 2 Altar vases (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000319 Processional Banner (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000318 Processional Banner (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000317 Handbell (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000316 Sunburst Monstrance (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  23. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000315 Sunburst Monstrance (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  24. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000314 Ciborium (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  25. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000313 Chalice (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  26. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000312 Paten (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  27. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000311 Bust-Reliquary: Saint Pierre (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  28. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000310 Statuette: Saint Pierre (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  29. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000309 Statuette: Virgin and child (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  30. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000308 Statuette: Virgin and child (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  31. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000307 Monumental Painting in the vault of the choir (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  32. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000306 Low Sideboard (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  33. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000305 Pulpit (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  34. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000304 Baptismal font (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  35. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000303 Altar and Tabernacle (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  36. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM19000302 Altar, Retable, and Tabernacle (in French)Camera aabb.svg