Aisonville-et-Bernoville is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

The Town Hall
Location of Aisonville-et-Bernoville
Coordinates: 49°56′05″N 3°31′21″E
IntercommunalityThiérache Sambre et Oise
  Mayor (2016-2020) Christian Parent
8.73 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
  Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02006 /02110
Elevation108–166 m (354–545 ft)
(avg. 166 m or 545 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The inhabitants are known as Aisonvillois et Bernovillois or Aisonvilloises et Bernovilloises[2]


The commune is some 15 km north-east of Saint-Quentin and some 8 km north-west of Guise. The commune can be accessed from Etaves-et-Bocquiaux in the west by road D31 which runs east into the commune and into the town where it joins road D960 which runs northwest to Bohain-en-Vermandois and south-east to join road D68. Road D68 also runs from the town north-east to Grougis and south-west to Montigny-en-Arrouaise. Road D67 runs from Remaucort to near the Oise river form the southern border of the commune. The commune is almost all farmland except for a small area of forest near the town. There is only one other hamlet - that of Bernoville - which is close to the main town.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3]


From 10 to 18 October 1918, the Battle of Aisonville-et-Bernoville was dominated by nearly 10 French regiments who overcame a powerful German army entrenched in the village. On the French side there were two thousand casualties, including 400 deaths.


Mayors of Aisonville-et-Bernoville[4]

20012015Alain Violette
2016PresentChristian Parent

(Not all data is known)


Historical population

Economic activity

The Brasserie of Bernoville was installed in 1984. It is a microbrewery whose main production is the amber beer Bernoville. It also produces "The Beer Country of Guise".

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

The commune has a one building that is registered as an historical monument:

  • The Château de Bernoville (19th century)[5] is of a regional architecture in brick and stone. The old stables have been converted into a three-star hotel.

Religious heritage

The commune has two religious buildings that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Parish Church of Notre-Dame de la Nativité (18th century).[6] The church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Eucharistic Suspension (17th century)[7]
    • An Altar painting: the Assumption (17th century)[8]
    • A Retable (19th century)[9]
    • The Main Altar (18th century)[10]
    • The Main Altar retable and painting (17th century)[11]
    • A Painting: Nativité Puységur (17th century)[12]
    • A Statue: Virgin and Child (19th century)[13]
    • A Cross: Christ on the Cross (17th century)[14]
  • The former Parish Church of Saint-Jean (1841).[15] The church contains one item that is registered as an historical object:
    • A painting and frame: the Education of Christ (17th century)[16]

Notable people linked to the communes

  • Dame Marie Martine Camps-Laurent, wife of Ferdinand de l'Epine was the Lady of Bernoville, Aisonville, and of Roberfart and other places.[17] She died in 1777 and her will, which was dated 10 May 1774, made her husband her sole heir but was annulled by a decree of the parliament of Paris on 1 September 1780.[18]

See also

Notes and references



    1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
    2. Inhabitants of France (in French)
    3. Google Maps
    4. List of Mayors of France
    5. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00027386 Chateau (in French)
    6. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000472 Parish Church of Notre-Dame de la Nativité (in French)
    7. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002092 Eucharistic Suspension (in French)
    8. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002087 Altar painting: the Assumption (in French)
    9. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002086 Retable (in French)
    10. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002085 Main Altar (in French)
    11. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002084 Main Altar retable and painting (in French)
    12. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002083 Painting: Nativité Puységur (in French)
    13. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002082 Painting: Nativité Puységur (in French)
    14. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002081 Cross: Christ on the Cross (in French)
    15. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02000467 Former Parish Church of Saint-Jean (in French)
    16. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002090 Painting and frame: the Education of Christ (in French)
    17. Parish Register of Quesnoy (59): Her husband remarried on 3 November 1782.
    18. Universal and reasoned Directory of civil, criminal, canonical and beneficial, by Joseph Nicolas Guyot and others, 1785, Vol 17, page 119 et al. - rubrique Testament, consultable on Google Books. (in French)
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