Buxeuil, Aube

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Buxeuil
Buxeuil église.JPG
Coat of arms of Buxeuil
Coat of arms
Buxeuil is located in France
Buxeuil
Buxeuil
Coordinates: 48°03′19″N 4°23′50″E / 48.0553°N 4.3972°E / 48.0553; 4.3972Coordinates: 48°03′19″N 4°23′50″E / 48.0553°N 4.3972°E / 48.0553; 4.3972
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Aube
Arrondissement Troyes
Canton Bar-sur-Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Diligent
Area1 4.43 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 139
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 10068 / 10110
Elevation 160–312 m (525–1,024 ft)
(avg. 167 m or 548 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.

Buxeuil is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France. Buxeuil is one of the smallest communes in the Côte des Bar region of southern Champagne.

History[edit]

The area around Buxeuil was settled by Celtic tribes in the antiquity. The name derives from the Latin and means literally field of the box trees (buxus=box tree; ielas=field). In the end of the 19c Buxeuil became a charming little village with an own town hall. In 1911 the Champagne Riot caused much turmoil, but the village could maintain the Appellation Champagne.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1786 325 —    
1790 339 +4.3%
1836 383 +13.0%
1846 370 −3.4%
1851 400 +8.1%
1856 401 +0.2%
1861 398 −0.7%
1866 393 −1.3%
1872 355 −9.7%
1876 336 −5.4%
1882 336 +0.0%
1886 327 −2.7%
1891 306 −6.4%
1896 306 +0.0%
1901 293 −4.2%
1906 270 −7.8%
1911 235 −13.0%
1921 185 −21.3%
1926 192 +3.8%
1931 155 −19.3%
1936 153 −1.3%
1954 153 +0.0%
1962 148 −3.3%
1968 149 +0.7%
1975 153 +2.7%
1982 149 −2.6%
1990 153 +2.7%
1999 145 −5.2%
2008 139 −4.1%

Sights[edit]

Buxeuil's is home to a beautiful village church built in the 13th to 16th centuries. Other sights are the two ancient wash houses and the old pressoir of Champagne Moutard on Grande Rue. Its best known attractions are the visitor's offices of Champagne Moutard and Champagne Gruet as well as the reception rooms of many smaller champagne producers.

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