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Location of Balnot-la-Grange
Balnot-la-Grange is located in France
Balnot-la-Grange is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 47°59′12″N 4°11′54″E / 47.9867°N 4.1983°E / 47.9867; 4.1983Coordinates: 47°59′12″N 4°11′54″E / 47.9867°N 4.1983°E / 47.9867; 4.1983
RegionGrand Est
CantonLes Riceys
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Patrice Nosley
20.11 km2 (7.76 sq mi)
 • Density6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
10028 /10210
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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Balnotiers or Balnotières.[1]


Balnot-la-Gramnge is located some 35 km south by south-east of Troyes and 22 km north-east of Tonnerre. Part of the southern border is the departmental border between Aube and Yonne. Access to the commune is by road D84 from Chesley in the west which passes through the village and continues north-east to Arrelles. The D34 from Maisons-lès-Chaource to Villiers-le-Bois passes through the west of the commune. The D125 comes from Bragelogne-Beauvoir in the south-east and passes through the village continuing north-west to join the D34 in the commune. The D17 from Pargues to Bagneux-la-Fosse passes through the north-eastern corner of the commune. The commune is mostly farmland with some forests west of the village.[2]

The Marve river flows through the commune and the village from the south and continues north until it joins the Hozain near La Chapelle-d'Oze.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


In Gallo-Roman times three Roman roads left from Vertault (Vertillum, an important centre south of Côte-d'Or) towards the north. One of these ways passed through Chaource via Balnot-la-Grange.

Until the 16th century Balnot had only a barn - i.e. a farm belonging to the Abbey of Quincy. When the Abbey could not reclaim this ruined barn it decided to break up the land and, according to an agreement in 1518, made a gift to every person wishing to settle there. The donation consisted of an arpent to build a house and outbuildings through a censive for the dwelling, a royalty for the fireplace, and the right to cultivate the land. New residents received the right to use the woods and a pond belonging to the abbey and, in addition, to earn release from serfdom. It was stipulated that the people could not assemble without the authorization of the abbot.

In 1775 the French economist Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours recommended three levels of assembly:

  • the municipalities of the parish;
  • the municipalities of the arrondissement or election of the district;
  • the municipalities of the province.

The Royal settlement of 23 June 1787 required that each election be divided into six electoral arrondissements. That law was randomly applied and so the election of Bar-sur-Aube was divided into twelve arrondissements including that of Balnot-la-Grange. Its existence was brief as it served as an electoral boundary for only one vote.


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1857 Morel
2001 2008 Serge Hugerot
2008 2020 Patrice Nosley

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 139 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
478 504 444 451 506 452 403 386 442
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
398 381 392 364 348 321 323 312 296
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
278 271 243 228 250 248 236 228 230
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
221 224 191 181 184 158 155 139 -

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

Population of Balnot-la-Grange

Sites and monuments[edit]

The current Malassise Farm is a former mansion from the 16th century.

The Parish Church of the Nativity of Saint Vierge contains many items that are registered as historical objects:

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 c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10004845 Bust-Reliquary: Saint Bishop (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10004844 Virgin and child PM10004843 Saint Edme PM10004842 Saint Denis PM10004841 Christ on the Cross IM10013614 Saint Marguerite (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000122 Stained glass] window: Tree of Jesse] (in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013627 Bronze Bell (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013626 3 Holy Oil Ampules (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013625 Ciborium (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013624 Chalice with Paten IM10013623 Chalice with Paten IM10013622 Chalice with Paten (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013621 Confessional (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013620 Stall with Desk (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013619 Tombstone for Charles-Antoine Andras (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013618 Altar, Retable, and Painting: Notre-Dame de la Salette (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013617 Sarcophagus (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013616 Baptismal font (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013615 Painting: Saint Nicolas (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013534 Main Altar, Retable, and Tabernacle (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10013976 Furniture in the Church (in French)