Brionne

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Brionne
The church in Brionne
The church in Brionne
Coat of arms of Brionne
Coat of arms
Location of Brionne
Brionne is located in France
Brionne
Brionne
Brionne is located in Normandy
Brionne
Brionne
Coordinates: 49°11′44″N 0°43′16″E / 49.1956°N 0.7211°E / 49.1956; 0.7211Coordinates: 49°11′44″N 0°43′16″E / 49.1956°N 0.7211°E / 49.1956; 0.7211
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementBernay
CantonBrionne
Government
 • Mayor (2015-2020) Valéry Beuriot
Area
1
16.77 km2 (6.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,496
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27116 /27800
Elevation47–145 m (154–476 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Brionne is a commune in the Eure department. Brionne is in the region of Normandy of northern France.

Population history[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19624,187—    
19684,348+3.8%
19754,808+10.6%
19824,951+3.0%
19904,408−11.0%
19994,449+0.9%
20084,332−2.6%

Notable sites and buildings[edit]

The keep of Brionne was built in the 11th century A.D. and was destroyed in the 18th century. The keep was of a Norman variety because of its square shape.

The church of Saint Martin includes a tower that uses Romanesque and Gothic elements. The ground-level floor of the church is of a Romanesque style while the first-story floor is of a Gothic style. The church's door was made in the 18th century A.D.. The church's altar was designed by Guillaume de la Tremblaye in 1694 A.D.. The altar was originally intended to be used in the Chapel of the Bec Abbey.

The cemetery and the church of Saint Denis were used for religious purposes until 1790 A.D.. The cemetery was used until both the church and the cemetery were damaged by bombs in The 2nd World War (1944). The church was later partially restored but the cemetery ceased to exist. The church now does serve as a gymnasium.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Commune de Brionne, Patrimonie Archived July 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (French)

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