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View of the village
View of the village
Coat of arms of Arreux
Coat of arms
Location of Arreux
Arreux is located in France
Arreux is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°49′32″N 4°39′09″E / 49.8256°N 4.6525°E / 49.8256; 4.6525Coordinates: 49°49′32″N 4°39′09″E / 49.8256°N 4.6525°E / 49.8256; 4.6525
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityArdenne Métropole
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Robert Colson
4.23 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08022 /08090
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Arreux is a commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Cabres[2]

The commune has been awarded one flower by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.[3]


Entrance to the village
The Town Hall
The War Memorial

Arreux is located in a hilly area on the edge of The Ardennes some 9 km north-west of Charleville-Mézières and 3 km east by south-east of Renwez. Access to the commune is by road D22 from Montcornet in the west passing through the village and continuing east to Nouzonville. The D22 also forms the south-eastern border of the commune. Some two thirds of the commune is heavily forested - especially in the east, with some farmland around the village.[4]

The Ruisseau du Fond d'Arreux forms the north eastern and north-western border of the commune as it flows around the commune and then away to the south-west. A stream rises south of the village and flows north to join the Ruisseau du Fond d'Arreux.

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]


According to Ernest Nègre the name Arreux comes from aridus meaning "arid".[5]


Arms of Arreux

Quarterly, 1 of Vert a tête de Chèvre erased of Argent; 2 of Argent two hammers Vert posed saltirewise; 3 of Argent a garb of 3 ears of wheat Vert; 4 of Vert a wolf's head erased of Argent.


List of Successive Mayors[6]

From To Name Party Position
1965 1972 Louis Savary de Beauregard
1972 1983 Robert Remacly
1983 2001 Yves Doe
2001 2020 Robert Colson

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 364 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
220 234 232 248 303 307 306 278 282
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 306 321 338 353 384 346 350
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
316 230 225 233 228 212 224 153 211
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
205 199 195 256 297 320 - 364 -

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

Population of Arreux

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • The Church of Saint Lambert from 1811
  • The Chateau of Arreux (private property). The old Chateau of Arreux, shown in the Album of Croy, has not left any traces.
  • A Lavoir (public laundry) transformed into a library

See also[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 Ardennes (in French)
  3. ^ Arreux in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived December 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  4. ^ Google Maps
  5. ^ Ernest Nègre, General Toponymy of France, 1990, Librairie Droz, Vol. 1, 710 pages, p. 325, ISBN 978-2-600-02883-7, Read online (in French)
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)

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