House at Essoyes by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Thierry Mercuzot|
|35.57 km2 (13.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||20/km2 (52/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||175–337 m (574–1,106 ft) |
(avg. 190 m or 620 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Essoyes (French pronunciation: [ɛswa] ) is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France.
Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir had a house in the town. The village, hometown of his wife Aline and model and governess of his children Gabrielle Renard, is represented in many of his paintings.
Essoyes is a quiet Champagne village located about thirty miles south of Troyes, on the banks of the Ource river. The Ource, a tributary of the Seine, was well loved by Renoir.
With 745 inhabitants, the thirteen square mile village is found at the center of Champagne's Côte des Bar, on the border of Champagne and Bourgogne.
Abbé Petel, born in Essoyes, recorded the history of the village in two volumes written in 1895.
The existence of inhabitants at the site of Essoyes on the Ource river can be traced as far back as the time of the Celts. Written evidence of the village first appeared in the ninth century. Molesme Abbey exerted a strong influence over Essoyes, as the town was solidly situated between Molesme and Clairvaux. The town was held under the proprietorship of the Sommievre family until the French Revolution.
At the center of the town once stood the ancient church of Saint-Remi, among the most remarkable Romanesque buildings in the Aube. The church was destroyed in 1855, and the current church was consecrated in 1865. Of particular note are the church's stained glass windows and organ, given by the Heriot family. The church's organ is classified as a historic monument.
Many windmills are found along the Ource. In the mid seventeenth century, paper-making was a major industry in the area, and production continued until the end of the eighteenth century.
On 12 March 1763, Essoyes was ravaged by a fire. At that time, most houses were built of wood, with thatched roofs, and only the few homes constructed of stone were spared.
Only once in its history has Essoyes experienced a division. In 1894, the town of Troyes took over the property of Servigny as it offered the town a much needed source of water. In Servigny is located an eleventh-century edifice that served as a chapel dedicated to Saint Bernard. Today the chapel is an historic monument. Saint Bernard, the founder of Clairvaux Abbey, liked to take time to rest in this area between Molesme and Clairvaux.
The French Revolution saw Essoyes classified within the district of Bar-sur-Seine. From the seventh century until 1926, the town was a part of the ancient arrondissement of Bar-sur-Seine. In 1926, Essoyes became a part of the arrondissement of Troyes.
The old château, bought and expanded by Olympe Heriot at the end of the nineteenth century, was bought back by the town in 1836. A school was set up in the left wing of the building, and the tax office in the right wing.
The Darras school, which came about as a private establishment at the beginning of the twentieth century, was later transformed into the rectory in the 1920s. Since September 2001, the building has acted as the town's library and community center.
Aube is a French department in the Grand Est region of north-eastern France. As with sixty departments in France, this department is named after a river: the Aube. With 305,606 inhabitants (2012), Aube is 76th department in terms of population. The inhabitants of the department are known as Aubois or Auboises
Arcis-sur-Aube[aʁ.si.syʁ.ob] is a commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of north-central France.
Bar-sur-Aube is a commune and a sub-prefecture in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of France.
Bar-sur-Seine is a commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of north-central France.
The 3 arrondissements of the Aube department are:
The arrondissement of Troyes is an arrondissement of France in the Aube department in the Grand Est region. It has 244 communes. Its population is 226,084 (2016), and its area is 3,540.4 km2 (1,367.0 sq mi).
The arrondissement of Montbard is an arrondissement of France in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. It has 252 communes. Its population is 60,074 (2016), and its area is 3,595.9 km2 (1,388.4 sq mi).
Le Louvre des Antiquaires is a historic structure in Paris, France, on the Place du Palais-Royal. The building was designed by Alfred Armand and was constructed in 1855 as a hotel, the Grand Hôtel du Louvre. The enormous building was gradually converted to a department store, with the hotel finally closing in 1887. The department store, Grands Magasins du Louvre, operated until 1974. The building was then converted to an antiques mall, Le Louvre des Antiquaires. That business closed in 2015, and the building is currently being converted to a luxury shopping mall, set to open in 2020.
Bourron-Marlotte is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. In the second half of the 19th century, it was visited by several impressionist painters including Alfred Sisley, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne.
Autricourt is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.
Ailleville is a commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of northern-central France.
Arrentières is a commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of north-central France.
Barberey-Saint-Sulpice is a commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of north-central France.
Bayel is a commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of north-central France.
Mesgrigny is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France. It is a small village located in the canton of Creney-près-Troyes and the arrondissement of Nogent-sur-Seine. It is located 120 km from Paris and 310 km from the port at Calais. Nearby towns include Méry-sur-Seine, 2.4 km (1.5 mi) north; Vallant-Saint-Georges, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) southeast; and Châtres, 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest.
The Ource is a 100 km (62 mi) long river in northeastern France, a right tributary of the river Seine. Its source is in the Haute-Marne department, 2 km south of Poinson-lès-Grancey. It flows generally northwest. It joins the Seine at Bar-sur-Seine.
Anne Marie Dubernet known as Cyprienne Dubernet, Madame Olympe Hériot and later Madame Roger Douine, was a French patron of the arts and philanthropist, who was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.
The Pays des Impressionnistes is a certification mark created by the Syndicat intercommunal à vocations multiples des Coteaux de Seine in 2001 to promote the cultural heritage of this touristic area. Nine municipalities in the Yvelines department of France bordering the loop of the Seine River, where, during the nineteenth century, impressionist painters exercised their art, are associated with this creation: Bougival, Carrières-sur-Seine, Chatou, Croissy-sur-Seine, Le Pecq, Le Port-Marly, Louveciennes, Marly-le-Roi and Noisy-le-Roi. There is the Path of the Impressionists, four hiking trails dotted with reproductions of paintings, reflecting the still remarkable character of this landscape of Impressionist sites which has been proposed for inclusion in the World Heritage Site since 2009. Rueil-Malmaison, in the Hauts-de-Seine department, joined them in 2010, when eight of these municipalities have entrusted development task of the Pays des Impressionnistes to the visitor center of Marly-le-Roi, which organises Impressionist cruises along the banks of the Seine, as well as visits of ateliers of contemporary painters.
The canton of Bar-sur-Seine is an administrative division of the Aube department, northeastern France. Its borders were modified at the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. Its seat is in Bar-sur-Seine.
The canton of Châtillon-sur-Seine is an administrative division of the Côte-d'Or department, eastern France. Its borders were modified at the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. Its seat is in Châtillon-sur-Seine.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Essoyes .|