War Memorial at Ambutrix
|Intercommunality||La Plaine de l'Ain|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Dominique Deloffre|
|5.22 km2 (2.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||237–370 m (778–1,214 ft) |
(avg. 254 m or 833 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 of the commune are known as Butrians or Butrianes.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Administration
- 4 Population
- 5 Politics
- 6 Culture and heritage
- 7 See also
- 8 Notes and references
Ambutrix is located some 2 km south-west of Amberieu-en-Bugey and some 40 km north-east of Lyon. It can be accessed by road D1075 from Saint-Denis-en-Bugey in the north which runs south though the heart of the commune and continues past Charveyron. There is also road D408 coming from the west, crossing the D1075 and continuing to the village then south to Vaux-en-Bugey. There are a number of small country roads in the commune. The commune consists mostly of farmland with forest to the west and particularly in the east. A railway runs through the commune from Saint-Denis-en-Bugey to Lagnieu in the south.
Weather Data for Amberieu-en-Bugey
|Climate data for Amberieu|
|Average high °C (°F)||5.3
|Daily mean °C (°F)||1.8
|Average low °C (°F)||−1.7
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||93.8
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||53.4||81||130.5||167.2||199.6||230.9||273.9||236.2||183.2||119.9||65.1||46.3||1,787.2|
|Source: Metereological data for Amberieu-en-Bugey from 1961 to 1990 August 2014|
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List of Successive Mayors of Ambutrix
(Not all data is known)
Culture and heritage
Lordship and Castle of Verneaux
- Verneaux Castle: Verneaux Castle was built on the hill overlooking the village. It stood near the castle of Saint Denis en Bugey. It was probably built in the course of the 14th century. It was successively the home of the Vareilles, Rougemont, and finally the Montferrand Valernot families. The last owner of the castle was Victor de Murant. The building was almost completely destroyed during the revolution.
- The Lordship of Verneaux: The first lords of Verneaux and the builder of the castle was the House of Vareilles (according to the Samuel Guichenon collection). This family fief brought Ambutrix to the lords of Coligny. This family line ended with Agnes de Vareilles, Lady of Verneaux, who married Jacques de Rougemont in 1402 from the house of Rougemont. Thus began the branch of the lords of Verneaux with names and the coat of arms of Rougemont. In 1437 Galéas de Saleneuve, the Lord of Saint-Denis-de-Chosson (former name of Saint Denis en Bugey) faced some claims from his neighbour, Jacques Rougemont, lord of Verneaux in the parish of Ambutrix dependent on the mandate of Saint-Denis. It vigorously defended its legal rights. In 1468 Philibert de Rougemont, knight, lord of Verneaux, and grandson of Jacques de Rougemont was married. The branch of the lords of Verneaux ended with the death of Hugues de Rougemont in 1620. The possessions of the lordship were sold to Jeanne de Moyria, the widow of Hugh and Pierre de Montferrand - Lords of Château-Gaillard. It was at this time that the manor passed into the hands of the Counts of Savoy. In 1775 the lordship, by the marriage of Louise de Montferrand - the only daughter of Charles de Montferrand - passed to Hugh de Valernod, president and lieutenant-general of the presidium of Valence. Their daughter, Mary de Valernod, married Victor de Murat, the last owner of the manor.
Sites and monuments
- Baltazar Cross
- Church of Saint Maurice: This church appears for the first time in a charter from 1180. In 1191 Pope Innocent III confirmed the church as the abbey of Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey. It was then an annex of the Church of Vaux-en-Bugey which itself belonged to the diocese of Lyon.
La Vogue is held on the first weekend of September and is organized by the conscripts of the village.
- Community of communes of Plaine de l'Ain website (in French)
- Ambutrix on Lion1906
- Ambutrix on Google Maps
- Ambutrix on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
- Amburtrix on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Ambutrix on the INSEE website (in French)
- INSEE (in French)
Notes and references
- Inhabitants of Ain (in French)
- Google Maps
- Source: Data from the Station at Amberieu-en-Bugey
- List of Mayors of France (in French)
- Article in the Journal of the Bugey coast on Vernaux Castle.[permanent dead link] (in French)
- Customs of the Bresse, Bugey and Gex lands, their laws, customs & edicts, Charles Revel (in French)
- History of the Communes of Ain, Louis Trenard & Raymond Chevalier (in French)
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