Auxon, Aube

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The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Coat of arms of Auxon
Coat of arms
Auxon is located in France
Coordinates: 48°06′17″N 3°55′12″E / 48.1047°N 3.92°E / 48.1047; 3.92Coordinates: 48°06′17″N 3°55′12″E / 48.1047°N 3.92°E / 48.1047; 3.92
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Aube
Arrondissement Troyes
Canton Aix-en-Othe
Intercommunality Région du val d'Armance
 • Mayor (2009–2020) Thierry Lorne
Area1 25.49 km2 (9.84 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 965
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 10018 /10130

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.

Auxon is a commune in the Aube département in the Grand Est region of north-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alsoniens or Alsoniennes.[1]

The commune has been awarded three flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.[2]


Auxon is located some 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-west of Troyes and 22 km north-east of Saint-Florentin. Access to the commune is by Route nationale N77 from Villeneuve-au-Chemin in the west which passes just to the north of the village and continues north-east to Villery. The D374 comes from Maraye-en-Othe in the north, passes through the village, and continues to Ervy-le-Châtel in the south. The D1 road goes east from the D374 to Montigny-les-Monts. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Sivrey, Vert, Courtelon, Roncenay, Les Croisettes, and La Coudre. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with especially large forests in the north.[3]

The Armance forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west becoming the Armançon then following the Canal de Bourgogne to join the Yonne at Migennes. The Saussol flows south down the western side of the commune to join the Armance east of Ervy-le-Châtel. The Ru de Sivrey rises near Sivrey and flows south to join the Saussol as does the Ru d'Auxon which rises near the village. The Ru de Vert rises near Vert and also flows south to join the Saussol. The Ruisseau de Montigny flows across the south of the commune from north-east to south-west and joins the Armance on the southern border of the commune.

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]


In 1846 the commune of Eaux-Puiseaux was created from the territory of the commune of Auxon.


Arms of Auxon
These are the arms of Edme of Pont and Hugues of Conflans.

Azure, an eagle of Or, in chief Gules billety of Or.


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
1857 Vioix-Parmentier
1887 Sainton
1887 Moniot
2001 Franck Simard RPR General Councillor
2001 2009 Jean-Louis Caillet DVD Retired
2009 2020 Thierry Lorne DVD Farmer

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 965 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 communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
2,336 2,309 2,136 2,195 2,400 2,252 2,507 2,443 1,719
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,606 1,589 1,605 1,502 1,540 1,403 1,323 1,359 1,230
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,137 1,109 1,115 920 931 863 843 820 843
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
812 801 764 861 905 927 - 965 -

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

Population of Auxon

Culture and heritage[edit]

Religious heritage[edit]

Detail on the Church of Saint-Loup-de-Sens

The commune has one religious building that is registered as an historical monument:

  • The Parish Church of Saint-Loup-de-Sens (16th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5] The church was once in the Diocese of Sens (Yonne) and the seat of a priest conferred by the abbot of Saint-Pierre-le-Vif-lès-Sens. Started on the eastern side in 1506, it was completed by 1550. The South portal was complete in 1537 and the west portal in 1540. The western arches and the tower were built in the 17th century.[6] The Church contains a very large number of items that are registered as historical objects. For a complete list of these items and descriptions click here.
  • The Chapel of Notre-Dame de la Coudre contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Processional Cross (12th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • A Statue: Virgin and Child (disappeared) (14th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • A Bronze Bell (disappeared) (1563)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • The Furniture in the ChapelLogo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
  • The Hamlet of Sivrey: its chapel and its Lavoir

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Georges Alexis Mocquery (1772-1847), General in the Army of the Republic and the Empire, born at Auxon and died at Tours.
  • Parfait Jans, politician and writer, died on 24 August 2011 at Auxon.

See also[edit]


  • Charles Fichot, Monumental Statistics of Aube department, Vol. II., Paris. 1888, reprinted by Sancey, Saint-Julien-les-Villas, 1980, p. 9 & 10 (dedicated to the church, the statuettes of the Retable from the old main altar by the sculptor from Troyes François Joseph Valtat).


  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. ^ Inhabitants of Aube (in French)
  2. ^ Auxon, Aube in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived December 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (in French)
  3. ^ Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078021 Church (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Marguerite Beau, Essay on the religious architecture of southern Champagne of Aube excluding Troyes, 1991 (in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000087 Processional Cross (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000086 Statue: Virgin and Child (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000063 Bronze bell (in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005340 Furniture in the Chapel (in French)

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