Berny Rivière

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Berny Rivière
Berny-Rivière (France)
Berny Rivière
region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Vic-sur-Aisne
Community association Retz en Valois
Coordinates 49 ° 24 '  N , 3 ° 8'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 24 '  N , 3 ° 8'  E
height 36-140 m
surface 7.87 km 2
Residents 651 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 83 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 02290
INSEE code

St. Martin Church

Berny-Rivière is a French municipality with 651 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Aisne in the region of Hauts-de-France ; it belongs to the arrondissement of Soissons and the canton of Vic-sur-Aisne .


Berny-Rivière is located on the north bank of the Aisne between Soissons and Compiègne .

Neighboring municipalities of Berny-Rivière are Saint-Christophe-à-Berry in the north, Nouvron-Vingré in the northeast, Fontenoy in the east, Ressons-le-Long in the south and Vis-sur-Aisne in the west.


Berny emerged from the Merovingian villa "Brannacum", which was taken over by the Carolingians . King Chlothar I visited the place in 561, the year of his death. For his son Chilperich I , Berny was even one of the most frequently visited residences for a few years, between 575 and 580. In that year 580, Bishop Gregory of Tours had to answer questions at a synod in Berny. A century and a half later, it was again Berny, who served as the residence for the last Merovingian king Childerich III. was selected (743). The villa had its last appearance after the change of dynasty, when Pippin the Younger obtained the consent of the Frankish nobility here in 754 for a campaign against the Lombards , which the beleaguered Pope Stephen II had asked him to do .

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2016
Residents 415 439 446 480 528 582 593 648



  • Bernd Remmler: Searching for Traces: The Carolingians - The Disappeared Palaces of Charlemagne. 2010, ISBN 978-3-86805-798-0 .

Web links

Commons : Berny-Rivière  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Church of Saint-Martin in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French)
  2. L'Infirmerie and Premier-Zouave quarries in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French)
  3. Chapeaumont quarry in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French)