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Avon-la-Pèze juin 2007.JPG
Avon-la-Pèze is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Avon-la-Pèze is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°23′23″N 3°39′18″E / 48.3897°N 3.655°E / 48.3897; 3.655Coordinates: 48°23′23″N 3°39′18″E / 48.3897°N 3.655°E / 48.3897; 3.655
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Aube
Arrondissement Nogent-sur-Seine
Canton Saint-Lyé
Intercommunality CC Orvin Ardusson
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Frédéric Hazouard
Area1 12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 202
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 10023 /10290

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.

Avon-la-Pèze is a commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of north-central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Avonnais or Avonnaises.[1]


Avon-la-Pèze is located some 30 km north-west of Troyes and 17 km south by south-west of Romilly-sur-Seine. Access to the commune is by road D440 from Rigny-la-Nonneuse in the north which passes through the centre of the commune and the village before continuing south to Marcilly-le-Hayer. The D23 comes from Avant-les-Marcilly in the north-west passing west through the commune and the village and continuing to Saint-Lupien in the south-east. The D16 branches off the D23 east of the village and goes north-east to Marigny-le-Châtel. There is the hamlet of La Pezé to the north of the village. There is a large forest to the west of the village (the Bois de la Garenne) and the rest of the commune is farmland.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1857 René Gouet
2001 2020 Frédéric Hazouard

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 188 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
333 296 302 323 313 328 318 311 310
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
338 298 291 274 267 257 269 273 323
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
240 219 193 174 166 180 190 171 168
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
157 135 108 115 114 118 166 188 -

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

An old fortified farm
Population of Avon-la-Pèze

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The Parish Church once belonged to the Abbey of Pothières in Côte-d'Or. Rebuilt in the 16th century, altered and distorted in the 18th century, it came under Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens.[4] It contains a large number of items that are registered as historical objects:

  • A Statue: Saint Pierre (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[5]
  • A Statuette: Angel (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6]
  • A Statue: Virgin and child (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
  • A Group sculpture: Virgin of Pity (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
  • A Statue: Saint Fiacre (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
  • A Statue: Saint Éloi (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
  • A Statue: Saint Catherine (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
  • A Retable on the main Altar (1544)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
  • A Chalice (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
  • A Paten (1819-1838)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
  • A Chalice (1819-1838)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]
  • A Baptismal font (14th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[16]
  • A Chandelier (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]
  • A Cabinet for Archives (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[18]
  • A Processional Staff: Saint Nicolas (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[19]
  • A Processional Staff: Saint Pierre (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[20]
  • A Statue: Christ on the Cross (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[21]
  • A Statue: Saint Marguerite (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[22]

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 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. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Marguerite Beau, Essay on the religious architecture of Southern Champagne in Aube excluding Troyes, 1991 (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10003036 Statue: Saint Pierre (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10003035 Statuette: Angel (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10003034 Statue: Virgin and child (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000106 Group sculpture: Virgin of Pity (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000105 Statue: Saint Fiacre (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000104 Statue: Saint Éloi (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000103 Statue: Saint Catherine (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000102 Retable on the main Altar (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005874 Chalice (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005873 Paten (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005872 Chalice (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005871 Baptismal font (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005870 Chandelier (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005656 Cabinet for Archives (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005655 Processional Staff: Saint Nicolas (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005654 Processional Staff: Saint Pierre (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005653 Statue: Christ on the Cross (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005652 Statue: Saint Marguerite (in French)Camera aabb.svg