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The church of Peyrat
The church of Peyrat
Coat of arms of Peyrat-la-Nonière
Coat of arms
Peyrat-la-Nonière is located in France
Coordinates: 46°05′18″N 2°15′26″E / 46.0883°N 2.2572°E / 46.0883; 2.2572Coordinates: 46°05′18″N 2°15′26″E / 46.0883°N 2.2572°E / 46.0883; 2.2572
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Gouzon
Intercommunality Chénérailles
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy de Lamberterie
Area1 41.4 km2 (16.0 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 467
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23151 /23130
Elevation 409–556 m (1,342–1,824 ft)
(avg. 450 m or 1,480 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.

Peyrat-la-Nonière is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.


An area of farming and forestry, lakes and streams comprising the village and several hamlets situated by the banks of the river Voueize, some 10 miles (16 km) north of Aubusson, at the junction of the D4, D54 and the D993 roads.

The river Tardes forms most of the commune's eastern border.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 689 —    
1968 786 +14.1%
1975 663 −15.6%
1982 609 −8.1%
1990 506 −16.9%
1999 499 −1.4%
2008 467 −6.4%


  • The church, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The remains of the abbey de Bonlieu.
  • The castle of Chiroux.
  • The two châteaux, du Mazeau and la Voreille.
  • A sixteenth-century chapel.
  • An ancient stone bridge over the river Tardes.

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