Arcis-sur-Aube

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Arcis-sur-Aube
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Bridge over the Aube at Arcis-sur-Aube
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Location of Arcis-sur-Aube
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Arcis-sur-Aube
Coordinates: 48°32′05″N4°08′23″E / 48.5347°N 4.1397°E / 48.5347; 4.1397 Coordinates: 48°32′05″N4°08′23″E / 48.5347°N 4.1397°E / 48.5347; 4.1397
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Aube
Arrondissement Troyes
Canton Arcis-sur-Aube
Intercommunality Arcis, Mailly, Ramerupt
Government
  Mayor (2014–2020) Serge Lardin
Area
1
9.49 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
2,870
  Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
10006 /10700
Elevation85–124 m (279–407 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Arcis-sur-Aube [aʁ.si.syʁ.ob] is a commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of north-central France.

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The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arcisiens or Arcisiennes. [2]

The commune has been awarded three flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom. [3]

Geography

Arcis-sur-Aube is located some 27 km north of Troyes and 40 km east of Romilly-sur-Seine. Access to the commune is by the D441 road from Villette-sur-Aube in the west passing through the commune and the town and continuing to Vaupoisson. The D677 also comes from Mailly-le-Camp in the north intersecting the D441 in the town and continuing south to Voué. The D31 also goes south-west from the town to Les Grandes-Chapelles. The D10 road comes from Allibaudières in the north-west and passes through the north-west of the commune joining the D441 west of the town. A railway passes through the west of the commune from north to south with a station west of the town. The Aube river marks the northern boundary of the town flowing west but the commune covers both left and right banks of the river. The D677 passes over the river on a bridge.

The right bank and a small portion of the left bank of the Aube consists of forest and farmland. The urban area of the town extends south from the left bank and occupies about a quarter of the land area. The south of the commune is entirely farmland. [4]

Transport Access

Road access
Public transport

History

In this small painting commissioned by the subject's nephew, Prince Napoleon, the emperor is portrayed in a forbidding landscape just after his last, hard-won victory in the 1814 French campaign that was fought at Arcis-sur-Aube: 23,000 French troops withstood the onslaught of 90,000 Austrians, but were unable to capitalize on their victory. Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissionier - 1814 - Walters 3752.jpg
In this small painting commissioned by the subject's nephew, Prince Napoleon, the emperor is portrayed in a forbidding landscape just after his last, hard-won victory in the 1814 French campaign that was fought at Arcis-sur-Aube: 23,000 French troops withstood the onslaught of 90,000 Austrians, but were unable to capitalize on their victory.

Heraldry

Arms of Arcis-sur-Aube Blason ville fr Arcis-sur-Aube (Aube).svg
Arms of Arcis-sur-Aube
Blazon:

Azure, 6 roundels Argent posed 3-2-1, in chief Or, bordure in Gules.

Administration

List of Successive Mayors [7]

FromToNamePartyPosition
1857Romulus Ludot
2001CurrentSerge Lardin UDF then UMP then LR Former General Councillor

(Not all data is known)

Twinning

Arcis-sur-Aube has twinning associations with: [8]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20052,993    
20062,981−0.4%
20073,024+1.4%
20083,019−0.2%
20093,015−0.1%
20103,011−0.1%
20112,988−0.8%
20122,975−0.4%
20132,918−1.9%
20142,870−1.6%
20152,822−1.7%
20162,835+0.5%

Economy

Besides many big farms producing all sorts of cereals, the sugar industry has a big plant there: Cristal Union

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

Religious heritage

The Church of Saint-Etienne in 2007. Eglise Arcis-sur-Aube.jpg
The Church of Saint-Étienne in 2007.

The Church of Saint-Étienne (16th century) Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument. [14] It was bombed in June 1940 and then restored. It houses two pentagonal chapels and a flamboyant portal. [15] The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:

Notable people linked to the commune

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The statue of Danton in 2007

In Literature

Honoré de Balzac made Arcis-sur-Aube part of his novel Le Député d'Arcis (The Member for Arcis), left unfinished at his death and completed by Charles Rabbou. Arcis-sur-Aube was also the place of action in Une ténébreuse affaire (A murky affair) written in 1844.

See also

Notes and references

Notes

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    References

    1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.
    2. Inhabitants of Aube (in French)
    3. Arcis-sur-Aube in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived 10 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
    4. 1 2 Google Maps
    5. Fernand Braudel, Civilisation - Material, Economy and Capitalism from the 15th to the 18th centuries Vol. 1: The structures of daily life, Ed. Le livre de poche, Paris, 1979, page 550: "Arcis-sur-Aube [...] authorised by François I, in 1546, to encircle by ramparts" (in French)
    6. "CHAMPAGNE - DAMPIERRE-sur-AUBE, JOINVILLE". fmg.ac. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
    7. List of Mayors of France
    8. National Commission for Decentralised cooperation (in French)
    9. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA10000046 Savouré Factory (in French)
    10. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078017 Town Hall (in French)
    11. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA10000045 Chigot et cie Factory (in French)
    12. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA10000047 Jules Bourgeois Factory (in French)
    13. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA10000048 Gérard Fortier Factory (in French)
    14. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078018 Church of Saint-Étienne (in French) Camera aabb.svg
    15. Marguerite Beau: Essay on the religious architecture of southern Champagne from Aube including Troyes, 1991 (in French)
    16. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10001691 Statue: Virgin and child (in French)
    17. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000030 Life of the Virgin, Life of Christ IM10012929 Transparent (20th century) IM10012928 Life of the Virgin IM10012927 Transparent IM10012926 Life of Saint Nicolas IM10012925 Life of Saint Peter IM10012924 Life of Saints Crespin and Crépinien IM10001143 History of Noé (bay 13) IM10001142 Life of the Virgin (bay 12) IM10001141 Figures (bay 11) IM10001140 Children of Christ (bay 8) IM10001139 Life of Saint Nicolas (bay 7) IM10001138 Life of Saints Crépin and Crépinien (bay 3) IM10001137 Legend of Saint Peter (bay 1) (in French) Camera aabb.svg
    18. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10012837 2 Pre-dieu (in French) Camera aabb.svg
    19. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10012836 Ciborium IM10012833 Ciborium IM10012832 Ciborium IM10012831 Ciborium (in French) Camera aabb.svg
    20. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10012835 Paten (in French) Camera aabb.svg
    21. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10012834 Chalice (in French) Camera aabb.svg
    22. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10012830 Credence table (in French) Camera aabb.svg
    23. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10012849 Furniture in the Church (in French) Camera aabb.svg