Les Albres

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Les Albres
A street in Les Albres
A street in Les Albres
Location of Les Albres
Les Albres is located in France
Les Albres
Les Albres
Les Albres is located in Occitanie
Les Albres
Les Albres
Coordinates: 44°32′19″N 2°10′27″E / 44.5386°N 2.1742°E / 44.5386; 2.1742Coordinates: 44°32′19″N 2°10′27″E / 44.5386°N 2.1742°E / 44.5386; 2.1742
CantonLot et Montbazinois
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Bernard Jonquières
15.22 km2 (5.88 sq mi)
 • Density23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
12003 /12220
Elevation223–541 m (732–1,775 ft)
(avg. 495 m or 1,624 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Les Albres is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Albrégeois or Albrégeoises [2]


Les Albres is located some 15 km south-east of Figeac and 5 km west of Decazeville. It can be accessed on the D994 road from Asprières in the west, passing through the village and continuing south-east to Montbazens. There is also the D144 small and winding road from Bouillac in the north and the D22 road branching from the D5 in the east and coming to the village via a tortuous route. The commune is mostly farmland with about 30% of the area forested. There are several hamlets other than the village. These are:

  • Bor
  • Brayes
  • Gabriac
  • La Bastidie
  • La Revelie
  • Les Hens
  • Les Parras
  • Malaret

Numerous streams rise in the commune and mostly flow south-east. The Ruisseau de l'Estang forms the western border of the commune but most of the other streams are unnamed. There are a number of small lakes and ponds scattered through the commune[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
1878 1882 Léon Piales
1882 1904 Jean-Louis Boisse
1904 1929 Justin Boisse
1929 1945 André Alleguede
1945 1971 Georges Combres
1971 1977 Jean-Marie Bousquet
1977 1995 Claude Molieres
1995 2020 Bernard Jonquieres

(Not all data is known)


The commune existed in 1793 but in 1834 joined the commune of Asprières together with Vernet-le-Haut. In 1877 however it was separated again. In 1974 it joined the commune of Viviez but again in 1978 it separated.[5]

In 2009, the commune had 342 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 communes 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
483 501 - - - - - - -
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - - - - 675 670 658 620
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
593 608 604 583 542 528 500 480 450
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
438 418 418 389 342 330 349 342 -

Population of Les Albres
Les Albres Church

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Father Augustin Brassac was born in Brayes hamlet in Les Albres commune in 1873 and was ordained a priest in 1896. Described later in the new edition of the Biblical Handbook by Father Vigouroux, Father Brassac was deemed by Rome to be too "modernist". All his writings were blacklisted in 1923. Barred from teaching, he was appointed curate at Saint-Supice and he died in 1941. He was partly rehabilitated in 1943 by the encyclical Divino afflante which authorized the historical-critical method in Catholic theology.

See also[edit]


  • Christian-Pierre Bedel, preface by Jacques Dournes, Capdenac, Los Aures, Asprièras, Balaguièr, Bolhac, Causse-e-Diège, Foissac, Naussac, Salas, Sonnac / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Capdenac, Rodez, Mission départementale de la culture, 1996, A1 canton collection, 240 pages, ill., cov. ill. 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-23-8, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 36688708h (in Occitan and French)

External links[edit]

Notes and references[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] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine, 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.