Villiers-Herbisse

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Villiers-Herbisse
Villiers-Herbisse is located in France
Villiers-Herbisse
Villiers-Herbisse
Coordinates: 48°38′12″N 4°06′46″E / 48.6367°N 4.1128°E / 48.6367; 4.1128Coordinates: 48°38′12″N 4°06′46″E / 48.6367°N 4.1128°E / 48.6367; 4.1128
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Aube
Arrondissement Troyes
Canton Arcis-sur-Aube
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René-Henri Lepage
Area1 26.44 km2 (10.21 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 95
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 10430 /10700

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.

Villiers-Herbisse is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 98 —    
1968 106 +8.2%
1975 89 −16.0%
1982 73 −18.0%
1990 88 +20.5%
1999 90 +2.3%
2008 95 +5.6%

Geography[edit]

Villiers-Herbisse is located at the intersection of the Route Départementale 10 and the Route Départementale 198. North is the village of Semoine and south the village of Herbisse. The Herbissonne, a small stream 14 km long, ends in the Aube and has its origin in Villiers-Herbisse.

Local resources and productions are related to agriculture, mainly grain and intensive agriculture.

History[edit]

The village is called Villiers-sur-Herbisse until the 18th Century when it becomes Villiers-Herbisse. Louis de Clermont d'Amboise, marquis de Reynel, died there on November 3, 1615 after a memorable military charge.

Monuments[edit]

On the right side of the Herbissonne, surrounded by the cemetery, the Catholic church of the Assomption is a religious building registered as a Historic Monument since April 15, 1958.[1]

The old Café Richomme, built in 1911 on the Rue de la Crayère on the left side, close to the churh, the townhall and the old elementary school.

Six windmills at the boarder with Salon and Champfleury, the tallest being 121 m high.

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