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One of the two "Bernard Bridges" over the Ourcq
One of the two "Bernard Bridges" over the Ourcq
Armentières-sur-Ourcq is located in France
Coordinates: 49°11′00″N 3°23′14″E / 49.1833°N 3.3872°E / 49.1833; 3.3872Coordinates: 49°11′00″N 3°23′14″E / 49.1833°N 3.3872°E / 49.1833; 3.3872
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Château-Thierry
Canton Villers-Cotterêts
Intercommunality Ourcq et Clignon
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Jean-Pierre Bocquet
Area1 6.81 km2 (2.63 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 98
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02023 /02210
Elevation 87–151 m (285–495 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.

Armentières-sur-Ourcq is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.


Armentières-sur-Ourcq is located some 30 km south of Soissons and 30 km south-east of Villers-Cotterêts. The D1 road runs through the south-west corner of the commune however the main access is on the D79 from La Croix-sur-Ourcq in the south-west running to the village then west to Nanteuil-Notre-Dame in the east. The D80 road also comes from Oulchy-le-Château in the north and continues south to Coincy. The commune is almost entirely farmland except for a belt of forest in the north.[1]

The Ourcq river flows from east to west through the northern part of the commune and forming part of the northern border. The Ru Garnier stream flows from the south of the commune north through the village and continuing north to join the Ourcq river.[1]

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]


List of Successive Mayors of Armentières-sur-Ourcq[2]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Jean-Pierre Bocquet UDF

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 98 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities 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
234 200 200 201 207 209 229 204 213
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
191 168 166 163 175 171 190 161 145
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
171 169 157 117 153 158 143 140 125
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2008 2010
108 76 76 74 85 105 101 100 98

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

Population of Armentières-sur-Ourcq.

Sites and monuments[edit]

Remains of the chateau

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

  • The Chateau of Armentières (12th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[3] Its postern has been classified as a historical monument since 25 January 1921. It is currently privately owned and is visited every year during European Heritage Days. Since 2004 it has benefited from restoration works supported by the DRAC of Picardy and the General Council of Aisne
  • The Bernard bridges (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4][5] spanning the Ourcq.
Other sites of interest
  • The Church (13th century) was severely damaged during the First World War and almost entirely rebuilt. It contains two items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Bas-relief: Pietà Donatrice and patron (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6]
    • A Funeral Monument of the Lords of Armentières (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

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 (in French)
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115506 Chateau of Armentières (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA02000028 Bernard Bridges (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA02000029 Bernard Bridges (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000037 Pieta Donatrice and patron (in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000036 Funeral Monument of the Lords of Armentières (in French)