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Aspremont, Alpes-Maritimes

Aspremont Town Hall
Aspremont Town Hall
Coat of arms of Aspremont
Coat of arms
Aspremont is located in France
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Nice
Canton Levens
Intercommunality Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Alexandre Ferretti
Area1 9.44 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 2,187
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06006 / 06790
Elevation 100–855 m (328–2,805 ft)
(avg. 530 m or 1,740 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.

Aspremont is a French commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aspremontois or Aspremontoises.[1]


Aspremont is located some 10 km north of Nice and 5 km east of Carros. Access to the commune is by road M414 (Route de Nice) from Nice in the south, by the M14 road from Saint-Blaise in the north, and by the M719 from Tourrette-Levens in the east. Apart from the village there are the towns of Les Salettes, La Plaine, La Valliere, and La Prairie near the village and Les Templiers, Bassac, Cabanes Bletonnieres, and Gibeste in the south. The commune is rugged and heavily forested in the west and east.[2]

The Magnan river rises near the village and flows south through the heart of the commune then to the Mediterranean sea in the south-west of Nice.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2]


After the abandonment of the Aspremont-le-Vieux site in 1426, a fortified village was built in concentric circles at the foot of Mont-Chauve on a hill overlooking a path between the Var and the Paillon de Tourrette Valley. Soil and sunshine favoured the cultivation of vines, olives, and fruit trees, particularly fig trees. There was production of wine and olive oil in the county until the end of the 19th century.

In 1874 Aspremont had its land area divided to create the new communes of Colomars and Castagniers.


Arms of Aspremont

Argent, an eagle of Gules preying on a mount of 3 hillocks of Sable issuant in base, surmounted by a mullet of Azure.


List of Successive Mayors[3]
From To Name Party Position
1981 Léon Astraudo
1981 2001 Honoré Trastour
2001 2020 Alexandre Ferretti DVD

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 2,187 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 towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
1,275 1,291 1,507 1,535 - 1,590 - 1,797 -
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,863 1,680 1,713 1,565 513 727 512 711 615
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
579 611 591 510 424 437 327 220 311
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
465 698 771 1,150 1,496 1,853 2,034 2,187 -

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

Population of Aspremont

Sites and monuments

Church of Saint-Jacques le Mejeur
  • Fort of Mont Chauve of Aspremont (19th century)[4]
  • Ruins of the medieval village on Mont Cima
  • The house where François-Xavier Maistre was born
  • Church of Saint-Jacques le Mejeur
  • Chapel of Saint-Claude
  • Chapel of Notre-Dame des Salettes

Notable people linked to the commune

See also

Notes and references


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, 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 in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Alpes-Maritimes (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA06000009 Fort of Mont Chauve (French)
  5. ^ Blog of Philippe Dupuy (French)

External links

  • Aspremont commune website (French)
  • Aspremont on the old IGN website (French)
  • Aspremont on Google Maps
  • Aspremont on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
  • on the 1750 Cassini MapAspremont
  • Aspremont on the INSEE website (French)
  • INSEE (French)
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