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Roman road

Coordinates: 48°52′33″N 4°56′37″E / 48.8758°N 4.9436°E / 48.8758; 4.9436Coordinates: 48°52′33″N 4°56′37″E / 48.8758°N 4.9436°E / 48.8758; 4.9436

Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Bar-le-Duc
Canton Revigny-sur-Ornain
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du pays de Revigny sur Ornain
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christophe Antoine
 • Land1 11.45 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 284
 • Population2 density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55378 / 55800
Elevation 135–187 m (443–614 ft)
(avg. 175 m or 574 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.

Nettancourt ([netɑ̃kuʁ]) is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.


The village lies on the right bank of the Chée, which flows southward through the eastern part of the commune.

  • Elevation : 158.573928 Yards (145 mètres).
  • Residents : Nettancourtois (male), Nettancourtoises (female).
  • Land Area : 11,5 km² (2006 density : 25/km²)
  • Main river : La Chée
  • Nearest commune : Noyers-Auzécourt, Sommeilles
  • Nearest big city : Bar-le-Duc.


Mayors of Nettancourt :

Start End Name
1971 1987 Mr. Bernard VILLANFIN
1987 2001 Mrs Colette CHEVALLIER
2001 2014 Mr. Christophe ANTOINE

Current administrative team:[1]

  • Mayor : Mr. Christophe ANTOINE
  • Town councilors : Mr. Philippe ANTOINE, Mr. Michel BASSET, Mr. David FONTAINE, Mr. Thierry FRACHEBOIS, Mrs Danielle GHIONI, Mrs Nathalie MARCYAN, Mr. Christian RIES, Mr. Denis ROGIE, Mrs Marie-Catherine STROZYKOWSKI, Mrs Jacqueline WILHELM.

Politic life

Elections (participation)[2]

Day Election Registered voters Participation
(% registered voters)
2002/April/21 Presidential elections
(1st round of voting)
65,77 %
2002/May/05 Presidential elections
(2nd round of voting)
77,93 %
2004/June/13 European elections
49,34 %
2007/April/22 Presidential elections
(1st round of voting)
81,17 %
2007/May/06 Presidential elections
(2nd round of voting)
82,01 %


Historical population of Nettancourt
(Source : INSEE[3])
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 348391361343267284286
From the year 1968 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

2007 last census:[4]

  • Men (51,4%) Women (48,6%)
  • Population between 0 and 19 : 26,24%
  • Population between 20 and 39 : 17,1%
  • Population between 40 and 59 : 32,2%
  • Population more than 59 : 24,4%

Resources and production

Local and daily life

Education : Nettancourt has its own primary school.
Shop : Bakery, hotel and restaurant, automobile repair shop, ...
Associations : Go Elan
Celebrations: local/community holiday : second or third Sunday of July, saint day: June, the 24th.
Like several French cities, Nettancourt has bric-a-brac sales in summer time.


"Nettancourt" appears in 1179. It should be a name of a man + curtius (lat.). The name should be a male German one.[5]
"Nettancourt" is also an aristocratic family name (see Famous people from Nettancourt).


  • Antiquity :

Nettancourt is close to a famous Roman road (it joins up Reims to Toul cities). Archaeological Gallo-Roman remains (like pieces of pottery and ancient currencies) were found in the area.

  • Middle Ages :

Nettancourt is an old fief belonging to Champagne.

  • 17th century - 18th century :

A Protestant community lived in the village between 1561 and 1685, protected by the lords of Nettancourt, converted to Calvinism.

  • 20th century :

Nettancourt suffers a lot from the First World War (1914–18). One day, to escape to a German offensive, the residents had to leave their village. During this time, German soldiers sat for a moment in several houses.

There are ten names in the war memorial, mobilized at the beginning of the war. They fought bravely to liberate their home.

Tourist places and monuments

Secular architecture :

  • Castle of Nettancourt, built again in the 19th century.
  • Castle of la Grange-aux-Champs (17th/ 18th, modified in the 19th century).
  • Grande-rue : low-relief depicting Saint Hubert's legend (in the lintel of the door).
  • Farm, 5-7 rue de l'Orme (group of fronts and roofs).

Sacred architecture :

  • Saint-Remi Church: 15th century, restored at the 16th century and in 1708 : naves, apses, gate (1650), vault (1856).
  • Saint-Jean-Baptiste chapel : ancient Protestant church, built in 1561, it became catholic after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. It was built again in 1884.

Place of interest :

  • Shore of the Chée
  • Area of the church
  • Pond of the mill in Sommeilles
  • Hood

Famous people from Nettancourt

  • François Joseph Henri de Nettancourt-Vaubécourt d’Haussonville, bishop of Montauban
  • Louis-Claude de Nettancourt-Haussonville

See also

External links

  • Nettancourt sur le site de l'Institut géographique national(French)
  • Nettancourt sur le site
  • official website ? (French)


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