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Ajoux (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Privas
Canton Privas
Community association Privas Center Ardèche
Coordinates 44 ° 45 ′  N , 4 ° 30 ′  E Coordinates: 44 ° 45 ′  N , 4 ° 30 ′  E
height 393-1,068 m
surface 12.20 km 2
Residents 77 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 6 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 07000
INSEE code
Website www.ajoux.fr

Mairie Ajoux

Ajoux is a French commune with 77 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region . It is located in the Ardèche department . Its inhabitants are called Ajouxois (es) .


The municipality of Ajoux is framed by the mountain ranges of the Cevennes in the middle of the Ardèche department in the Privas basin and is part of the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park . It borders on the neighboring communities of Saint-Priest and Saint-Pierreville . The next largest city is Aubenas 17 kilometers to the southwest. The trout stream Auzène meanders through the municipality. Ajoux is part of the ridge route with the destination in Mézilhac .


The history of Ajoux has been marked by rapidly changing owners and affiliations. In the 13th century the place belonged to Adhémar de Grignan. In the 14th century, Louis von Anduze received the place from Count Valentinois on his inauguration. In the 16th century the area was given to François I in recognition of the Count of Ventadour.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009 2016
Residents 133 115 90 79 71 89 94 79
Sources: Cassini and INSEE


Le rocher d'Ajoux is a mountain, which legend tells that there was once a castle with 365 windows, as many as there are days in the year. A few ruins have been preserved on the mountain, but no precise conclusions can be drawn about the building that stood there. The place is also home to a rustic church.

Other sights include the remains of the castle and the panoramic view from Roc de Gourdon , a basalt rock with a prominent peak. The river Auzène is very popular with anglers because of its trout.


Important branches of business in Ajoux are timber industry , fruit growing and the breeding of domestic sheep and domestic goats .

Web links

Commons : Ajoux  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ajoux on aoc-igp.fr in French, accessed March 16, 2015.