Faverolles, Aisne

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The town hall of Faverolles
The town hall of Faverolles
Faverolles is located in France
Coordinates: 49°13′12″N 3°10′35″E / 49.22°N 3.1764°E / 49.22; 3.1764Coordinates: 49°13′12″N 3°10′35″E / 49.22°N 3.1764°E / 49.22; 3.1764
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Villers-Cotterêts
Intercommunality Villers-Cotterêts–Forêt de Retz
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alexandre Potel
Area1 13.79 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 346
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02302 /02600
Elevation 67–177 m (220–581 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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.

Faverolles is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.


Faverolles is the village in which the protagonist of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, Jean Valjean lived before he was arrested.

Here is a quote from Victor Hugo's novel:

"Jean Valjean came from a poor peasant family of Brie. He had not learned to read in his childhood. When he reached man's estate, he became a tree-pruner at Faverolles."

The village of Faverolles is situated in the Department of Aisne, in the region of Hauts-de-France, in the country of France. An area of the department of Aisne was historically part of the region of Brie. This northern part of Brie was also called 'Brie pouilleuse'.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 364 —    
1968 361 −0.8%
1975 283 −21.6%
1982 265 −6.4%
1990 308 +16.2%
1999 319 +3.6%
2008 346 +8.5%

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