Les Ayvelles

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Les Ayvelles
The Fort of Ayvelles
The Fort of Ayvelles
Coat of arms of Les Ayvelles
Coat of arms
Location of Les Ayvelles
Les Ayvelles is located in France
Les Ayvelles
Les Ayvelles
Les Ayvelles is located in Grand Est
Les Ayvelles
Les Ayvelles
Coordinates: 49°43′20″N 4°45′28″E / 49.7222°N 4.7578°E / 49.7222; 4.7578Coordinates: 49°43′20″N 4°45′28″E / 49.7222°N 4.7578°E / 49.7222; 4.7578
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityCharleville-Mézières / Sedan
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Philippe Lebreton
5.45 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08040 /08000
Elevation143–210 m (469–689 ft)
(avg. 155 m or 509 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Les Ayvelles is a commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known both as Ayvelliens or Ayvelliennes as well as Ayvellois or Ayvelloises.[2]


Les Ayvelles is located just 5 km south-east of Charleville-Mézières. Access to the commune is by road D764 from Villers-Semeuse in the north which passes through the centre of the commune and the village and continues to Flize in the south. The commune has large reservoirs in the east and a forest in the west (the Bois des Ayvelles) with the rest of the commune farmland.[3]

The Meuse river forms the eastern border of the commune as it flows north to Belgium. The Ruisseau du Pierge rises in the west of the commune and flows east to join the Meuse.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


Arms of Les Ayvelles

Argent, a saltire Gules cantoned with, in chief and in base a lion Sable tongued and armed Gules, to dexter and sinister a mullet Sable pierced.


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2008 Robert Binet
2008 2014 Jacques Bragantini
2014 2020 Philippe Lebreton

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 927 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from 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 communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
120 112 141 190 315 335 335 357 349
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 334 342 334 370 376 449 451
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
447 463 542 308 349 351 340 343 393
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
410 418 511 603 816 769 826 927 -

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

The Fort of Ayvelles
Population of Les Ayvelles

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

  • The Fort and Battery of Ayvelles. The Fort can be visited by appointment.

Religious heritage[edit]

The Parish Church of Saint Rémi

The Parish Church of Saint Rémi contains several items that are registered as historical objects:

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 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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.


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Ardennes (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000042 Tombstone of Priest Ponce Guérin (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000041 Baptismal font (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000675 Chalice with Paten (in French)Camera aabb.svg