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Fortified farm at Argilly
Fortified farm at Argilly
Coat of arms of Argilly
Coat of arms
Location of Argilly
Argilly is located in France
Argilly is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 47°04′09″N 5°00′46″E / 47.0692°N 5.0128°E / 47.0692; 5.0128Coordinates: 47°04′09″N 5°00′46″E / 47.0692°N 5.0128°E / 47.0692; 5.0128
IntercommunalityCC Gevrey-Chambertin Nuits-Saint-Georges
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Antonio Cobos
34.12 km2 (13.17 sq mi)
 • Density14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21022 /21700
Elevation188–227 m (617–745 ft)
(avg. 224 m or 735 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.

Argilly is a French commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Argilliens or Argilliennes[1]


Argilly is located some 8 km south-east of Nuits-Saint-Georges and 12 km north-east of Beaune. Access to the commune is by the D35 road from Gerland to the north passing through the commune north of the village and continuing to Bagnot in the east. Access to the village is by the D20 which branches off the D35 in the commune and passes south-west through the village and continues to Beaune. The A36 autoroute passes through the south of the commune but there is no exit in or near the commune. The commune is heavily forested in the north-east, east, and south with more forest in the north-west. The rest of the commune is farmland.[2]

There is the Étang de Longbroche reservoir south-east of the village with streams flowing into it and the Meuzin stream flows south west of the village.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


The Castle of the Dukes of Burgundy was destroyed in 1590. There was also a tile factory which belonged to the Dukes.


Arms of Argilly

Made of Gold, with two stakes of Sand.


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Antonio Cobos

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 454 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from 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
832 958 780 824 822 860 847 909 831
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
806 802 792 734 749 706 670 645 619
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
586 519 495 419 381 365 340 370 324
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
302 265 266 333 420 423 444 454 -

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

Population of Argilly

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The Merovingian tomb
The Church of the Assumption
  • A Merovingian villa and a large necropolis detected by aerial photography (objects at the Rodier Museum at Nuits-Saint-Georges).
  • A Motte and Bailey castle of the Dukes.
  • A fortified farmhouse from the 16th century with remains of the old castle: turret, hexagonal spiral staircase, bay windows with curly brackets, huge fireplaces, French ceilings.
  • A Feudal mound and turrets from the fortified Chateau of Antilly.
  • A Lavoir (Public Laundry) (1875)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[4]
  • The Parish Church of the Assumption (13th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[5] It was rebuilt in the 18th century: the choir and transept are from the 13th century; the belfry the nave, and the monumental façade are from the 18th century. The church contains the following items registered as historical objects:
    • A Pulpit (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6]
    • Bust/Reliquary of Saint-Reine (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • Bust/Reliquary of Saint-Robert (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • 2 candlesticks (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9] from Citeaux Abbey
    • Set of 8 candlesticks and an altar cross (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
    • A Statue: Virgin and Child (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
    • A Statue: Saint Peter (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12] by Claus Sluter.
    • A Tomb (13th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Jean II Quarré, in 1416 received the fief of La Mothe d'Argilly from John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, who allowed him to take all the wood necessary for the construction of his house in La Mothe.[14]
  • Pierre Ranvial was Chatelain of the Chateau of Argilly in the year 1454. In the same year he was knighted.

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 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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 Côte-d'Or (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA21000605 Lavoir (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00112062 Parish Church of the Assumption (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21003032 Pulpit (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21003031 Bust/Reliquary of Saint-Reine (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21003030 Bust/Reliquary of Saint-Robert (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000057 2 Candlesticks (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000056 Set of 8 candlesticks and an altar cross (in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000055 Statue: Virgin and child (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000054 Statue: Saint Peter (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000053 Tomb (in French)
  14. ^ François-Alexandre de la Chenaye-Aubert, Dictionary of the Nobility, Chez Antoine Boudet à Paris, 1771, t.X. p.600. (in French)