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The Chapel of the Visitation, in Crocq
The Chapel of the Visitation, in Crocq
Coat of arms of Crocq
Coat of arms
Crocq is located in France
Coordinates: 45°52′09″N 2°22′05″E / 45.8692°N 2.3681°E / 45.8692; 2.3681Coordinates: 45°52′09″N 2°22′05″E / 45.8692°N 2.3681°E / 45.8692; 2.3681
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Crocq
Intercommunality Haut Pays Marchois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Longchambon
Area1 14.16 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 511
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23069 /23260
Elevation 640–829 m (2,100–2,720 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.

Crocq (Occitan: Cròc) is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.


An area of lakes, streams and farming comprising the village and a couple of hamlets, some 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Aubusson at the junction of the D10, D28 and the D996 roads.

The Chavanon (locally called la Ramade) has its source in the southeastern part of the commune, near the hamlet le Montel-Guillaume.

The river Tardes forms all of the commune's northeastern boundary.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 704 —    
1968 746 +6.0%
1975 844 +13.1%
1982 834 −1.2%
1990 674 −19.2%
1999 546 −19.0%
2008 511 −6.4%


The castle
The oil-press
  • The remaining towers of a twelfth-century castle.
  • A thirteenth-century church of St. John at Montel-Guillaume.
  • The nineteenth-century church of St. Eloi.
  • The twelfth-century chapel of Notre-Dame.
  • A dolmen in the forest.
  • Several 16th- and 17th-century houses
  • A racing car museum at Mas du Clos.
  • A display of machines and tools once used in the fur factory.

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