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Plomion (France)
region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Vervins
Canton Vervins
Community association Thiérache du Center
Coordinates 49 ° 49 '  N , 4 ° 1'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 49 '  N , 4 ° 1'  E
height 132-226 m
surface 16.39 km 2
Residents 462 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 28 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 02140
INSEE code
Website mairie-plomion

Notre-Dame de Plomion fortified church

Plomion is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the region of Hauts-de-France with 462 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017). It belongs to the Arrondissement of Vervins and the Canton of Vervins .


The place is about 40 kilometers northeast of Laon , 12 kilometers south of Hirson and eight kilometers southeast of Vervins in the east of the Thiérache landscape . The river Vilpion has its source in the northeast of the municipality .


In the period between the 13th and 18th centuries, the area around Plomion was the scene of hostile conflicts and was attacked several times by English or Austro-Spanish troops as well as Dutch, Spanish and French mercenaries. The place suffered particularly during an attack by Colonel Roze's 3,000-strong mercenary troops in the spring of 1651. Therefore, the church building was replaced by a fortified church in the 16th century , which served as a refuge and protection for the residents.

During the Second World War , 34 civilians were shot in August / September 1944 in the communities of Tavaux and Plomion by members of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and the Hitler Youth .

Population development
year 1793 1800 1851 1901 1921 1954 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009 2016
Residents 1,280 1,215 1,557 1,164 949 715 681 630 511 527 518 482 445


  • The "Église Notre-Dame de Plomion" has a transept and large watchtowers with numerous small loopholes. There is also a dungeon flanked by two towers. The entire building was made of bricks. Above the entrance there are openings through which, for example, stones could be thrown or burning liquids could be poured onto the attackers. Inside the church there are several statues that the doctor Jean Minne made with his surgical instruments.
  • The market hall is a large hall building that replaced a previous building that was destroyed by fire in 1720. In 1811 it was decided to build a new market hall at this location. The plans for this were drawn up in 1817 and construction was completed in 1821. The guardroom, which was added in 1831, is no longer preserved. During the First World War , the open timber frame of the hall was closed with bricks by the Germans and the building was used for delousing and disinfection. The hall is used as a venue for regional festivals.
  • In 1983 Maurice Aymar also founded the motocross course "La Comtesse" of the Moto Club Marle et Voharies, later Moto Club Marle et Plomion, on which several French and also world championships were held.
  • In the vicinity of Plomion is the area "La Nigaudière" with a lake.


  • Jean Minne: Journal de guerre d'un gamin de Plomion. Université picarde libre de Thiérache, Lemé 1995, OCLC 51034745 .

Web links

Commons : Plomion  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b residents 2012 on
  2. a b La redoutable église fortifiée de Plomion à Plomion on (French)
  3. ^ Antony Beevor: D-Day: the decision to launch. A selection from D-Day: the battle for Normandy Penguin Tracks, New York 2010, ISBN 978-1-1016-3090-7 .
  4. La Halle de Plomion on
  5. Motocross - France - Plomion 2014 on