Aussevielle is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ausseviellois or Aussevielloises.[1]


Aussevielle is located some 14 km north-west of Pau and 6 km north-west of Lescar. Access to the commune is by the D633 road from Beyrie-en-Béarn in the north-east which passes through most of the length of the commune and the village before it continues south to join the D817 near Siros. The D817 from Denguin passes through the south of the commune. European route E80 passes through the north of the commune but provides no access to the commune with the nearest exit being exit 9.1 to the east. Residential areas cover some 20% of the area with the rest farmland.[2]

The Gave de Malapet flows through the north of the commune towards the north-west. The Ousse des Bois flows through the south of the commune westwards to join the Gave de Pau south-west of the commune.[2]

Places and Hamlets[3]

  • Cabarrouy
  • Lous Campagnots
  • Labourdette
  • Lacoustette
  • Lombré
  • Poey (glasshouse)
  • Sensac
  • Teulé
  • Lous Vignaux

Neighbouring communes and villages[2]


View of Aussevielle

The commune name in béarnais is Aussavièla. Michel Grosclaude indicated that the name probably comes from the name of the Ousse which rises in the commune with the Occitan vièla ("town") giving "Town of Ousse".[4]

The following table details the origins of the commune name and other names in the commune.

Name Spelling Date Source Page Origin Description
Aussevielle Ause-Vielle 1342 Raymond
Pardies Village
Ossebiele 1349 Raymond
Aucevielle 1385 Raymond
Osse-Bielle 1402 Raymond
Aussabiela 1538 Raymond
Aussavielle 1675 Raymond
Saint-Jean d'Aussevielle 1754 Raymond
Aussaviele 1750 Cassini
Casenave Casenave 1753 Raymond
Enumeration Farm and Fief, Vassal of the Viscounts of Béarn
Domec L'ostau deu Domec 1538 Raymond
Reformation Fief, Vassal of the Viscounts of Béarn



  • Pardies: Notaries of Pardies[7]
  • Census: Census of Béarn[8]
  • Reformation: Reformation of Béarn[9]
  • Denguin: Terrier of Denguin[10]
  • Enumeration: Enumeration of Ausseville[11]


Paul Raymond noted on page 17 of his 1863 dictionary that in 1385 Aussevielle had 10 fires and depended on the bailiwick of Pau[5] then in 1654 reverted to the Barony of Denguin by letters patent from Louis XIV.[12]


The War Memorial

List of Successive Mayors[13]

From To Name Party Position
1813 1831 Jean Pierre Laborde Teule-Sensacq
1831 1835 Jean Campagnolle
1835 1839 Jean Laulhere
1839 1840 Jean Campagnolle
1840 1842 Jean Laulhere
1842 1860 Joseph Marie Teule-Sensacq
1860 1870 Jean Tercq
1870 1881 Michel Firmin Teule-Sensacq
1881 1884 Joseph Marie Firmin Teule-Sensacq
1884 1900 Michel Teule-Sensacq
1900 1908 Pierre Plasteig-Cassou
1908 1912 Joseph Teule-Sensacq
1912 1925 Pierre Plasteig-Cassou
1925 1953 Justin Coustille-Cossou
1953 1970 Aimé Coustille-Cossou
1970 1983 Lucien Labastie
1983 1995 Jean Michel Daury
1995 2020 Jacques Locatelli

(Not all data is known)


The commune is part of four inter-communal structures:

  • the Community of communes of Miey de Béarn;
  • the SIVU for home help for the elderly of the Canton of Lescar;
  • the AEP association of Lescar region;
  • the Siros, Aussevielle, Poey-de-Lescar inter-communal association for water treatment in the Val de l'Ousse;


In 2010 the commune had 797 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
180 189 - 219 210 208 210 198 174
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
172 151 146 147 134 138 131 129 110
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
119 109 93 94 75 87 107 78 82
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
99 126 185 258 406 479 - 797 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Aussevielle

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

The old Lay Abbey is today the Town Hall.[12]

Religious heritage

The Church of Saint John the Baptist

The Church of Saint John the Baptist probably dates to the end of the Middle Ages.[12]


The Community Hall


Siros and Aussevielle are associated through an Inter-communal Educational Regrouping (RPI). The commune has a nursery school.[14] There is a primary school in Siros.

Notable people linked to the commune

  • Roger Lapassade, born in 1912 at Aussevielle and died in 1999 at Orthez, a writer and Occitan poet.

See also

External links

Notes and references


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ Géoportail, IGN (in French)
  4. ^ a b Michel Grosclaude, Toponymic Dictionary of communes, Béarn, Edicions reclams & Édition Cairn - 2006, 416 pages, ISBN 2-35068-005-3 (in French)
  5. ^ a b Topographic Dictionary of the Department of Basses-Pyrenees, Paul Raymond, Imprimerie nationale, 1863, Digitised from Lyon Public Library 15 June 2011 (in French)
  6. ^ Cassini Map 1750 - Asson
  7. ^ Notaries of Pardies in the Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (in French)
  8. ^ Manuscript from the 14th century - Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (in French)
  9. ^ Manuscript from the 16th to 18th centuries - Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (in French)
  10. ^ Manuscript from the 18th century in the Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (in French)
  11. ^ Manuscripts from the 17th and 18th centuries in the Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (in French)
  12. ^ a b c Aussevielle official website Archived 2014-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. (in French)
  13. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  14. ^ Miey de Béarn website - Notice on the Nursery School (in French)