The doors of the church of Saint-Jacques, in Auzances
|Intercommunality||CC Chénérailles, Auzances/Bellegarde, Haut Pays Marchois|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Françoise Simon|
|Area1||7.08 km2 (2.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||23013 /23700|
486–624 m (1,594–2,047 ft) |
(avg. 545 m or 1,788 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.
A small farming and light industrial town situated by the left bank of the river La Noisette, not far from the Cher, some 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Aubusson at the junction of the D4, D988 and D996 roads. The commune is served by local coaches.
- Considerable evidence of Roman occupation: villas and tombs,
- The church of St.Jacques, dating from the thirteenth century.
- Several watermills.
- The seventeenth century Montpensier house, with 2 towers.
- The sixteenth century chapel of Sainte-Anne.
- The seventeenth century chapel of Sainte-Marguerite.
- Jean Taillandier, professional footballer, was born here in 1938.
- Jean Beaufret (1907–1982), philosopher, was born here.
The following towns are twinned with Auzances :
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