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Coat of arms of Baulme-la-Roche
Coat of arms
Baulme-la-Roche is located in France
Coordinates: 47°20′48″N 4°47′59″E / 47.3467°N 4.7997°E / 47.3467; 4.7997Coordinates: 47°20′48″N 4°47′59″E / 47.3467°N 4.7997°E / 47.3467; 4.7997
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Dijon
Canton Talant
Intercommunality Sombernonnais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gisèle Monot
Area1 6.69 km2 (2.58 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 113
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 21051 /21410
Elevation 360–596 m (1,181–1,955 ft)
(avg. 450 m or 1,480 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.

Baulme-la-Roche is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.[1]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Rochebalmiens or Rochebalmiennes.[2]


View of the commune

Baulme-la-Roche is located some 17 km west by north-west of Dijon and 8 km north-east of Sombernon. Access to the commune is by the D104C from Mâlain in the south which passes through the commune and the village and continues north-east to join the D10 south-east of Panges. The Paris–Marseille railway passes through the commune and the entrance to the Blaisy-Bas Tunnel is in the commune. The nearest station is at Malain south of the commune. The commune is mostly farmland but there are extensive forests - especially in the east.[3][4]

The Douix river rises in the west of the commune and flows south-east to join the Ouche east of Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche. The Ruisseau de Baulme-la-Roche rises in the centre of the commune and flows south-west to join the Douix.[3][4]


Baulme-la-Roche appears as Beaume la Roche on the 1750 Cassini Map[5] and the same on the 1790 version.[6]


Arms of Baulme-la-Roche

Party per fess, at 1 party per pale, Argent a cross Gules charged with 5 roses and Azure a dexter arm carnation vested Argent holds a crozier of Or; at 2 Azure, a mountain of 3 hillocks of Or; all debruised by a barrulet on the division charged with a fess wavy of Azure.


List of Successive Mayors[7]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2011 Gisèle Monot
2011 2014 Jean Luc Gourdin
2014 2020 Raphaël Vejux

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 113 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
357 329 335 314 300 284 249 393 392
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
244 239 222 198 238 234 214 211 195
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
177 186 184 150 170 168 156 139 130
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
120 106 77 88 100 118 121 113 -

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

Population of Baulme-la-Roche

Culture and heritage[edit]

The Fountain
The Parish Church

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has a number of buildings and sites that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A Farmhouse (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8]
  • A House (1807)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[9]
  • A Farmhouse (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[10]
  • A House (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[11]
  • A Blacksmith's House (1818)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[12]
  • A Fountain at Rue Landel (1822)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[13]
  • Houses and farmsn (17th-19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[14]
  • A Fountain at la Dhuys (1822)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[15]

Religious heritage[edit]

The commune has several religious buildings and sites that are registered as historical monuments:

The Church contains a large number of items that are registered as historical objects. For a complete list including links to descriptions (in French) click here.

See also[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, 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 and 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. ^ Baulme-la-Roche on Lion1906
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Côte-d'Or (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Baulme-la-Roche on Google Maps
  4. ^ a b Baulme-la-Roche on the Géoportail from National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
  5. ^ Beaume la Roche on the 1750 Cassini Map
  6. ^ Beaume la Roche on the 1790 Cassini Map
  7. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00059737 Farmhouse (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00059736 House (in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00059859 Farmhouse (in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00059740 House (in French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00059742 Blacksmith's House (in French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00112097 Fountain (in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00059858 Houses and farms (in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00059782 Fountain (in French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00059782 PA21000008 Benedictine Priory Camera aabb.svg (in French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00059738 IA00059739 Parish Church of Saint Martin (in French)