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The road into Avosnes
The road into Avosnes
Location of Avosnes
Avosnes is located in France
Avosnes is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 47°21′59″N 4°38′35″E / 47.3664°N 4.6431°E / 47.3664; 4.6431Coordinates: 47°21′59″N 4°38′35″E / 47.3664°N 4.6431°E / 47.3664; 4.6431
IntercommunalityCC Terres Auxois
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Patrick Guimont
11.54 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
 • Density7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21040 /21350
Elevation368–552 m (1,207–1,811 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Avosnes is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Avosniens or Avosniennes.[2]


Avosnes is located some 25 km west of Dijon and 10 km north-west of Sombernon. Access to the commune is by the D9 road which comes from Villy-en-Auxois in the north and passes down the eastern side of the commune south to Saint-Mesmin. Access to the village is by the D119F which goes west from the D9 in the commune passing through the village and continuing west to join the D119 north of Saffres. Apart from the village there is the hamlet of Barain in the north-west of the commune. There are large forests in the north of the commune with scattered forests elsewhere and the rest of the commune is farmland.[3]

The Ozerain river flows from the south through the eastern side of the commune as it flows north to join the Brenne just south of Venarey-les-Laumes. The Ruisseau de Revillon rises in the centre of the commune and flows north to join the Ozerain at Chevannay.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Philbert Fouard
2008 2014 Gilles Mousseron
2014 2020 Patrick Guimont

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 75 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
421 355 394 354 354 363 348 328 317
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
324 307 278 269 234 222 221 218 223
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
206 186 161 140 151 128 136 133 119
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
107 92 77 76 66 73 - 75 -

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

Avosnes War Memorial
Avosnes Landscape
Population of Avosnes

Culture and heritage[edit]

Avosnes Chateau

Civil heritage[edit]

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

  • A former Chateau (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]

Religious heritage[edit]

Avosnes Church
Avosnes Wayside Cross

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

  • A Chapel and Cross at Barain (15th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6] The Chapel contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Monument to the Memory of Mary of Brittany (1756)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • A Retable: Resurrection of Christ (1756)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • 2 Retables (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • A Baptismal font and Retable (1756)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
    • A Statue: Virgin and child (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
    • A Statue: Saint Antoine (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
    • A Group Sculpture: Virgin of Pity (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
    • A Bronze Bell (1788)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
    • A Stoup (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]

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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Côte-d'Or ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00112091 Chateau ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00112090 Chapel and Cross ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000159 Monument to the Memory of Mary of Brittany ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000158 Retable: Resurrection of Christ ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000157 2 Retables ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000156 Baptismal font and Retable ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000155 Statue: Virgin and child ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000154 Statue: Saint Antoine ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000153 Group Sculpture: Virgin of Pity ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000152 Bronze Bell ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000151 Stoup ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg