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The chateau of Rochefort
The chateau of Rochefort
Asnières-en-Montagne is located in France
Coordinates: 47°43′09″N 4°16′32″E / 47.7192°N 4.2756°E / 47.7192; 4.2756Coordinates: 47°43′09″N 4°16′32″E / 47.7192°N 4.2756°E / 47.7192; 4.2756
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Montbard
Canton Montbard
Intercommunality Montbardois
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Carine Petry
Area1 28.47 km2 (10.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 186
 • Density 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 21026 /21500
Elevation 203–322 m (666–1,056 ft)
(avg. 288 m or 945 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.

Asnières-en-Montagne 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 Asniérois or Asniéroises.[1]


Asnières-en-Montagne is located some 25 km south-east of Tonnerre and 10 km north by north-west of Montbard. The western and northern borders of the commune are the boundaries between the departments of Côte-d'Or and Yonne. Access to the commune is by the D5 road from Montbard in the south passing through the east of the commune and continuing to Laignes in the north-east. Access to the village is by the D119 road from Ravières in the west passing through the village and continuing south-east to join the D5 near the commune border. The D5D also links the D5 at the northern border to the village then continues south-west to join the D905 between Perrigny-sur-Armançon and Nuits. The commune is almost surrounded on all sides by forests which cover about 60% of its area with the central area of the commune farmland.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Georges Gouot
2014 2020 Carine Petry

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 186 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
455 459 474 439 457 461 454 450 451
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
440 408 393 371 362 350 315 334 304
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
283 299 280 239 238 223 218 243 259
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
237 214 175 185 180 187 - 186 -

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

Population of Asnières-en-Montagne

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

  • The Chateau de Rochefort (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg,[4] the ruins of the chateau were restored by Les Clefs de Rochefort.[5] together with the REMPART Union.
Chateau de Rochefort Gallery

Religious heritage[edit]

Two religious structures are registered as historical monuments. These are:

  • Parish Church of Saint Pierre (14th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • Cemetery Cross (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7]

The church contains several items that are registered as historical objects. These are:

  • Cemetery Cross (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
  • Statue: Christ on the cross (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
  • Statue: Saint Mammès (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
  • Statue: Saint Roch (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
  • Statue: Saint Sebastian (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
  • Statue: Saint Barbe (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
  • Statue: Saint Antoine (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
  • Statue: Saint Jean-Baptiste (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]
  • Statue: Saint Jean de Réome (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[16]
  • Statue: Saint Pierre (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]
  • Statue: Virgin of mercy (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[18]
  • Statue: Virgin of pity (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[19]
  • Statue: Virgin and child (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[20]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Guy de Rochefort
  • Pierre Clairambault (1651-1740), Genealogist

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, 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 (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00112070 Chateau de Rochefort (French)
  5. ^ Les clefs de Rochefort association website (French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00112072 Church (French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00112071 Cemetery Cross (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000094 Cemetery Cross (French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000095 Statue: Christ on the cross (French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000093 Statue: Saint Mammès (French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000092 Statue: Saint Roch (French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000091 Statue: Saint Sebastian (French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000090 Statue: Saint Barbe (French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000089 Statue: Saint Antoine (French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000088 Statue: Saint Jean-Baptiste (French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000087 Statue: Saint Jean de Réome (French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000086 Statue: Saint Pierre (French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000085 Statue: Virgin of mercy (French)
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000084 Statue: Virgin of pity (French)
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000083 Statue: Virgin and Child (French)