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Baulne-en-Brie is located in France
Coordinates: 48°59′16″N 3°36′53″E / 48.9878°N 3.6147°E / 48.9878; 3.6147Coordinates: 48°59′16″N 3°36′53″E / 48.9878°N 3.6147°E / 48.9878; 3.6147
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Château-Thierry
Canton Condé-en-Brie
Intercommunality Condé en Brie
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Bruno Lahouati
Area1 18.89 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 288
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02053 /02330
Elevation 82–243 m (269–797 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

Baulne-en-Brie is a former commune in the department of Aisne in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Vallées-en-Champagne.[1]


Baulne-en-Brie is located some 15 km east by south-east of Château-Thierry and 20 km west by south-west of Épernay. It can be accessed by the D4 road from Condé-en-Brie in the west through the heart of the commune and the village and continuing east to Le Breuil. There is also a country road from La Chapelle-Monthodon in the north. The south-eastern border of the commune is part of the border between the departments of Aisne and Marne. There are three hamlets in the commune other than the village: Montchevret, Grande Fontaine, and Romandie. There are extensive forests in the north, centre, south-east and south of the commune with the rest of the area being farmland.[2]

The Verdonnelle stream flows north-west through the southern part of the commune passing near the hamlet of Romandie and continuing north-west out of the commune. The Surmelin stream flows from the south-east passing through the village and continuing north-west to join the Marne near Mézy-Moulins.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors of Baulne-en-Brie[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Gilles Hiernard DVD
2008 2020 Bruno Lahouati

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 288 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
428 515 572 589 637 628 673 730 724
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
702 639 633 562 537 504 512 527 510
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
442 420 440 380 371 334 347 299 268
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007 2010
256 220 194 243 219 238 284 290 288

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

The Surmelin River at Baulne-en-Brie
Population of Baulne-en-Brie


Baulne-en-Brie is an agricultural and wine-producing village and a part of the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) zone for "Champagne of Aisne".

Culture and heritage[edit]

Next to the river at Baulne-en-Brie

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has two sites that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Madame Max ParkLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • The Chateau ParkLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]
Other sites of interest
  • The Place Daniel Beaucreux in front of the church. In memory of the men and women of the Canton of Condé-en-Brie and the region who experienced deportation and death in the Nazi concentration camps. Marked: "Dead in Deportation, alive in our memories".
  • A Lavoir (Public laundry) in the main street has been decorated on the theme of the fable "The dairy and milk jug".
  • Little Switzerland of Condé, the area around the hamlet of Romandie, gives access to the Verdonnelle valley.
  • A Directional table opposite the Chemin de Glapiers on the road to Saint-Agnan offers an outstanding view of the Surmelin valley.

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint Bartholomew
Detail of the ceiling of the church

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

  • The Church of Saint Bartholomew (12th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6] It has one of the last wooden ceilings with alternating grain slats in the world. The Church contains three items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Funeral Plaque of Madeleine de Castellan, widow of Louis Mallart, Counsellor to the King (1633)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • The Tombstone of Guillaume de Baulne (1255)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • A Pulpit with 3 Bas-reliefs (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]

See also[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 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities 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. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 23 November 2015 (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02001301 Madame Max Park (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02001300 Chateau Park (French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115519 Church of Saint Bartholomew (French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000071 Funeral Plaque of Madeleine de Castellan, widow of Louis Mallart, Counsellor to the King (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000070 Tombstone of Guillaume de Baulne (French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000069 Pulpit with 3 Bas-reliefs (French)Camera aabb.svg

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