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The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Coat of arms of Arquettes-en-Val
Coat of arms
Location of Arquettes-en-Val
Arquettes-en-Val is located in France
Arquettes-en-Val is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 43°06′14″N 2°30′11″E / 43.104°N 2.5031°E / 43.104; 2.5031Coordinates: 43°06′14″N 2°30′11″E / 43.104°N 2.5031°E / 43.104; 2.5031
CantonLa Montagne d'Alaric
IntercommunalityCarcassonne Agglo
 • Mayor (2014-2020) André Pech
9.31 km2 (3.59 sq mi)
 • Density8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11016 /11220
Elevation195–561 m (640–1,841 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Arquettes-en-Val is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arquettois or Arquettoises[2]

The commune is one of the rare ones in France that are free of debt.[3]


A Street in Arquettes-en-Val

Arquettes-sur-Val is located some 16 km south-east of Carcassonne and 4 km south-west of Montlaur. Access to the commune is by the D42 road from Palaja in the north-west passing through the commune and the village and continuing south to Serviès-en-Val. The D114 goes north-east from Serviès-en-Val to form part of the eastern border of the commune before joining the D3. The D714 road connects the D3 east of the commune to the village. The D310 goes south-west from the village to Villetritouls. The commune is rugged and forested in the north-west giving way to farmland in the south-east.[4]

The Ruisseau des Lys rises in the north-east of the commune and flows south-east gathering many tributaries. The Ruisseau de Jonquiere rises near the village and flows south-east. The Ruisseau de Lanes rises in the north-west of the commune and also flows south-west gathering many tributaries. All of the streams join the Sou south-west of the commune.[4]

Neighbouring communes and villages[4][edit]



Arms of Arquettes-en-Val

Argent, 2 bends of Sable.


List of Successive Mayors[5]

From To Name Party Position
1983 2001 Georges Bouges
2001 2008 Bruno Séguy
2008 2010 Lionel Carabosa
2010 2014 Bruno Séguy
2014 2020 André Pech

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 95 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
114 143 165 171 178 203 185 208 193
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
183 179 183 171 184 269 274 236 238
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
269 262 234 207 228 207 208 158 211
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
172 148 114 118 111 96 94 95 -

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

A Wayside Cross in Arquettes-en-Val
Population of Arquettes-en-Val

Religious heritage[edit]

Entrance to the Church

The Church contains a Chasuble, Stole, Maniple, and Bourse de Corporal (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which are registered as an historical object.[6]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Oliver de Termes (1200-1274), Lord of Termes and Arquettes-en-Val.
  • Émile Pouytès, born at Rieux-Minervois on 1 June 1924, died at Montredon-des-Corbières on 4 March 1976. a winemaker in Arquettes-en-Val who attended a viticultural demonstration and was killed. There is a commemoration on the 1st Sunday of March at the Montredon-des-Corbières bridge.

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 Aude ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ "La Depeche" Article 24 January 2012 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ a b c Google Maps
  5. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11001713 Chasuble, Stole, Maniple, and Bourse de Corporal ‹See Tfd›(in French)