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The road into Arnay-sous-Vitteaux
The road into Arnay-sous-Vitteaux
Location of Arnay-sous-Vitteaux
Arnay-sous-Vitteaux is located in France
Arnay-sous-Vitteaux is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 47°26′49″N 4°29′54″E / 47.4469°N 4.4983°E / 47.4469; 4.4983Coordinates: 47°26′49″N 4°29′54″E / 47.4469°N 4.4983°E / 47.4469; 4.4983
IntercommunalityCC Terres Auxois
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean François Lallemant
12.14 km2 (4.69 sq mi)
 • Density9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21024 /21350
Elevation277–482 m (909–1,581 ft)
(avg. 235 m or 771 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Arnay-sous-Vitteaux is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arnétois or Arnétoises [2]


Arnay-sous-Vitteaux is located some 50 km north-west of Dijon and 35 km south-east of Montbard. Access to the commune is by the D905 road from Vitteaux in the south passing through the east of the commune and continuing north to Venarey-les-Laumes. Access to the village is by the D1178 from Marigny-le-Cahouët in the north-west passing through the village then north-east to join the D905. There are forests in the west, centre, and east of the commune with the rest being farmland.[3]

The Brenne river passes through the commune from south to north parallel to and west of the D905. The Ruisseau de Chassaigne rises in the south of the commune and flows north through the village to join the Brenne east of the village.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 André Gras
2014 2020 Jean François Lallemant

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 112 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
344 358 325 385 385 382 365 376 371
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
300 295 292 293 297 284 277 304 255
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
241 234 227 195 186 166 151 135 176
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
208 183 154 170 160 146 133 112 -

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

View over Arnay-sous-Vitteaux
A street in Arnay-sous-Vitteaux
Population of Arnay-sous-Vitteaux

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • The Fortified house of Arnay.[5]
  • The Chapel of Saint Abdon.
  • The Parish Church of Saint Alban contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Stained glass window: Virgin and child with donors (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6][7]
    • A Statue: Saint Catherine (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • A Monumental Painting: a Bishop and a Consecrational Cross (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • A Stained glass window (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]

Gallery of Historical Items[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 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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Côte-d'Or (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Élisabeth Sirot, Noble and fortified house - The lordly manors in the medieval countryside from the middle of the 12th century to the beginning of the 16th century, Editions Picard, Paris, 2007, ISBN 978-2-7084-0770-1, LCCN 2007475228, p. 10 (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000075 Stained glass window: Virgin and child with donors (in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM21000863 Stained glass window: Virgin and child with donors (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000074 Statue: Saint Catherine (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM21008599 Monumental Painting: a Bishop and a Consecrational Cross (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM21000864 Stained glass window (in French)