Septmonts

Septmonts is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Septmonts
A view within Septmonts
Location of Septmonts
Septmonts
Septmonts
Coordinates: 49°20′04″N 3°21′28″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSoissons
CantonSoissons-2
IntercommunalitySoissonnais
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Michael Douay
Area
1
4.8 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
577
  Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02706 /02200
Elevation57–161 m (187–528 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793324    
1800408+25.9%
1806286−29.9%
1821361+26.2%
1831428+18.6%
1836438+2.3%
1841452+3.2%
1846450−0.4%
1851442−1.8%
1856427−3.4%
1861474+11.0%
1866458−3.4%
1872445−2.8%
1876463+4.0%
1881464+0.2%
1886437−5.8%
1891447+2.3%
1896440−1.6%
1901432−1.8%
1906458+6.0%
1911412−10.0%
1921376−8.7%
1926425+13.0%
1931432+1.6%
1936439+1.6%
1946441+0.5%
1954446+1.1%
1962496+11.2%
1968532+7.3%
1975542+1.9%
1982516−4.8%
1990515−0.2%
1999501−2.7%
2008561+12.0%

Donjon de Septmonts

In the heart of the village lies the remains of the Château de Septmonts, of which the principal remains are of the 14th century donjon or keep. The castle was the country seat of the Bishop of Soissons, probably since the last half of the 12th century and was first built in stone a little before 1242.

Thought to have been inspired by the works of Charles V of France, the 43 metre tall donjon, exemplifies the princely style of the late 14th century, combining both military and residential function.

The donjon is currently undergoing a programme of restoration. The other sights at the chateau include:

Saint-André de Septmonts church

The village contains a fifteenth-century church in the flamboyant style.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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