Les Alleux

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Les Alleux
The entrance to the village
The entrance to the village
Coat of arms of Les Alleux
Coat of arms
Les Alleux is located in France
Les Alleux
Les Alleux
Coordinates: 49°28′17″N 4°44′20″E / 49.4714°N 4.7389°E / 49.4714; 4.7389Coordinates: 49°28′17″N 4°44′20″E / 49.4714°N 4.7389°E / 49.4714; 4.7389
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Vouziers
Canton Chesne
Intercommunality Argonne Ardennaise
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guillaume Queval
Area1 12.04 km2 (4.65 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 84
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 08007 /08400
Elevation 133–209 m (436–686 ft)
(avg. 207 m or 679 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.

Les Alleux is a former commune in the Ardennes department in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Bairon-et-ses-Environs.[1]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alleusiens or Alleusiennes, or alternatively Alleutiers or Alleutières.[2]


Les Alleux is some 30 km east of Rethel and 10 km north of Vouziers. The commune can be accessed by the D977 road from Vouziers in the south passing through the commune to the east of the village and continuing to Le Chesne in the north. Access to the village is by the D23 road from Voncq in the west and continuing north to join the D977 inside the commune. Most of the east and west of the commune are forested with the central part farmland.[3]

An unnamed stream rises south of the village and flows north-west to join the Ruisseau des Graquinettes just west of the commune.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


Arms of Les Alleux

Gules, a chevron of Or accompanied in chief by two arrows of Argent in pale and in base by a crescent the same; in chief overall Azure charged with three mullets of Or.


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2001 Francis Ledig
2001 2014 Joël Gobert
2014 2020 Guillaume Queval

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 84 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
231 315 317 335 408 437 442 433 425
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 407 460 427 425 417 361 387
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
376 334 288 231 201 214 160 170 167
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
166 125 102 69 72 63 - 84 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Les Alleux

French Decorations[edit]

Sites and Monuments[edit]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Tristan de Villelongue (1562-1631) was a doctor of theology, councillor of state and a preacher for Henry IV

See also[edit]

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], 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.