Aspremont, Alpes-Maritimes

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Aspremont
Aspremont Town Hall
Aspremont Town Hall
Coat of arms of Aspremont
Coat of arms
Location of Aspremont
Aspremont is located in France
Aspremont
Aspremont
Aspremont is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Aspremont
Aspremont
Coordinates: 43°47′03″N 7°14′42″E / 43.7842°N 7.245°E / 43.7842; 7.245Coordinates: 43°47′03″N 7°14′42″E / 43.7842°N 7.245°E / 43.7842; 7.245
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
ArrondissementNice
CantonTourrette-Levens
IntercommunalityMétropole Nice Côte d'Azur
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alexandre Ferretti
Area
1
9.44 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,173
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
06006 /06790
Elevation100–855 m (328–2,805 ft)
(avg. 530 m or 1,740 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Aspremont is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aspremontois or Aspremontoises.[2]

Geography[edit]

Aspremont is located some 10 km north of Nice and 5 km east of Carros. Access to the commune is by road M414 (Route de Nice) from Nice in the south, by the M14 road from Saint-Blaise in the north, and by the M719 from Tourrette-Levens in the east. Apart from the village there are the towns of Les Salettes, La Plaine, La Valliere, and La Prairie near the village and Les Templiers, Bassac, Cabanes Bletonnieres, and Gibeste in the south. The commune is rugged and heavily forested in the west and east.[3]

The Magnan river rises near the village and flows south through the heart of the commune then to the Mediterranean sea in the south-west of Nice.[3]

Aspremont is one of sixteen villages grouped together by the Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur tourist department as the Route des Villages Perchés (Route of Perched Villages). The others are: Carros, Castagniers, Coaraze, Colomars, Duranus, Èze, Falicon, La Gaude, Lantosque, Levens, La Roquette-sur-Var, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Jeannet, Tourrette-Levens and Utelle.[4]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

History[edit]

After the abandonment of the Aspremont-le-Vieux site in 1426, a fortified village was built in concentric circles at the foot of Mont-Chauve on a hill overlooking a path between the Var and the Paillon de Tourrette Valley. Soil and sunshine favoured the cultivation of vines, olives, and fruit trees, particularly fig trees. There was production of wine and olive oil in the county until the end of the 19th century.

In 1874 Aspremont had its land area divided to create the new communes of Colomars and Castagniers.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Aspremont
Blazon:

Argent, an eagle of Gules preying on a mount of 3 hillocks of Sable issuant in base, surmounted by a mullet of Azure.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[5]

From To Name Party Position
1981 Léon Astraudo
1981 2001 Honoré Trastour
2001 Current Alexandre Ferretti DVD

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20142,034—    
20062,072+1.9%
20072,106+1.6%
20082,139+1.6%
20092,173+1.6%
20102,187+0.6%
20112,195+0.4%
20122,179−0.7%
20132,162−0.8%
20142,146−0.7%
20152,139−0.3%
20162,144+0.2%

Sites and monuments[edit]

Church of Saint-Jacques le Mejeur
  • Fort of Mont Chauve of Aspremont (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • Ruins of the medieval village on Mont Cima
  • The house where François-Xavier Maistre was born
  • Church of Saint-Jacques le Mejeur
  • Chapel of Saint-Claude
  • Chapel of Notre-Dame des Salettes

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

Twin Towns[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Alpes-Maritimes ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ "The route of perched villages" (PDF). Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur. 2013.
  5. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA06000009 Fort of Mont Chauve ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Blog of Philippe Dupuy ‹See Tfd›(in French)

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