Asnières-lès-Dijon (French pronunciation: ​[ɑnjɛʁ lɛ diʒɔ̃]; literally "Asnières near Dijon") is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.

Fort Brûlé, an old fort in Asnières-lès-Dijon commune
Fort Brûlé, an old fort in Asnières-lès-Dijon commune
Coat of arms of Asnières-lès-Dijon
Location of Asnières-lès-Dijon
Asnières-lès-Dijon is located in France
Asnières-lès-Dijon is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 47°23′09″N 5°02′44″E / 47.3858°N 5.0456°E / 47.3858; 5.0456Coordinates: 47°23′09″N 5°02′44″E / 47.3858°N 5.0456°E / 47.3858; 5.0456
IntercommunalityCC Norge Tille
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Patricia Gourmand[1]
4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21027 /21380
Elevation274–352 m (899–1,155 ft)
(avg. 331 m or 1,086 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 Asniérois or Asniéroises.[3]


Asnières-lès-Dijon is located just 8 km north of Dijon. The commune lies between the D903 road which follows its western border from Dijon to Savigny-le-Sec and the D974 which follows the eastern border from Dijon and continues to Til-Châtel. The D104 links the two roads through the village and also continues east to Bellefond. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with a substantial urban area covering some 20% of the commune.[4]

Neighbouring communes and villagesEdit



After the defeat of France in 1870-1871, Dijon was chosen with Langres, Besançon, Reims, Laon, and La Fère to be a "second line" of the Séré de Rivières system of defence (the first line being focused on Verdun, Toul, Epinal, and Belfort). A series of forts and military redoubts centred on Dijon city were built from 1875 to 1883: la Motte-Giron, Mont-Afrique, Hauteville, Asnières, Norges, Var, Saint-Apollinaire, and Sennecey-lès-Dijon.

Built between 1876 and 1877, Fort Brûlé had the honour of suffering the first armed clash with Prussia.

Fort Brûlé did not defend Dijon during the two world wars. It was the Germans who used it as a storehouse for ammunition during the Second World War. These caused considerable damage in 1944 when the Germans blew up ammunition in the fort: so much so that with the exception of the protruding buttress on Saliant II, there is virtually nothing left of the left half of the fort.

The fort is now the property of a private owner.

The commune has had a very high level of population growth since the 1970s when it was a peaceful farming village. Many employees from the CEA at Valduc came to live there. The population of the commune increased six times in 40 years.



Azure, an ear of wheat and a bunch of grapes, stalked and leaved all in Or, isuuant from a crescent of Argent; in chief Gules charged with a crosslet bottony of Or.


List of Successive Mayors[5]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2026 Patricia Gourmand LR Departmental councillor and departmental secretary of LR


In 2017 the commune had 1,184 inhabitants.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 111—    
1800 119+1.00%
1806 111−1.15%
1821 121+0.58%
1831 150+2.17%
1836 156+0.79%
1841 141−2.00%
1846 149+1.11%
1851 137−1.67%
1856 134−0.44%
1861 126−1.22%
1866 129+0.47%
1872 128−0.13%
1876 262+19.61%
1881 326+4.47%
1886 162−13.05%
1891 390+19.21%
1896 329−3.34%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 149−14.65%
1906 150+0.13%
1911 130−2.82%
1921 126−0.31%
1926 130+0.63%
1931 143+1.92%
1936 143+0.00%
1946 149+0.41%
1954 143−0.51%
1962 157+1.17%
1968 376+15.67%
1975 750+10.37%
1982 753+0.06%
1990 829+1.21%
1999 798−0.42%
2007 1,191+5.13%
2012 1,192+0.02%
2017 1,184−0.13%
Source: EHESS[6] and INSEE[7]

The commune is part of the community of communes Norge et Tille.

Culture and heritageEdit

Civil heritageEdit

The commune has two sites which are registered as historical monuments. These are:

Fort Brûlé

Religious heritageEdit

  • The Parish Church of Saint-Alban contains one item registered as a historical object:
  • The Parish Church of the Nativity contains several items which have been registered as historical objects:
    • Painting: Sainte-Famille and his family (17th century) [11]
    • Statue: Saint Claude (17th century) [12]
    • Statue: Saint Abdon (17th century) [13]
    • Group sculpture: Virgin of pity (16th century) [14]
    • Retable: Apostolic cortege (15th century) [15]
    • Statue: Virgin and child (15th century) [16]


Asnières has shops (bakery, butcher, a small hall, and a petting zoo) and various facilities including a hall and sports grounds (tennis, football, basketball, rugby). The town also has a nursery and primary school.

It also has a Judo club - the Entente Judo Messigny-et-Vantoux - Val de Norge (Ejmn)[17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Inhabitants of Côte-d'Or (in French)
  4. ^ a b Google Maps
  5. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  6. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Asnières-lès-Dijon, EHESS. (in French)
  7. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA21000033 Fort Brûlé (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00112069 Cemetery (in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000076 Eucharistic tower (in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000082 Painting: Sainte-Famille and his family (in French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000081 Statue: Saint Claude (in French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000080 Statue: Saint Abdon (in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000079 Group sculpture: Virgin of pity (in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000078 Retable: Apostolic cortege (in French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000077 Statue: Virgin and child (in French)
  17. ^ Judo club website (in French)

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