|Community association||Retz en Valois|
|surface||7.87 km 2|
|Residents||651 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||83 inhabitants / km 2|
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 .
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 .
- Saint-Martin Church (12th century, Monument historique )
- The L'Infirmerie and Premier-Zouave quarries belonging to the court , which served as quarters for the French army during the First World War ; Soldier sculptures made there were preserved due to their historical and artistic value (Monument historique)
- Chapel in the Chapeaumont quarry , Monument historique
- Bernd Remmler: Searching for Traces: The Carolingians - The Disappeared Palaces of Charlemagne. 2010, ISBN 978-3-86805-798-0 .