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The Church of Saint Vigor
The Church of Saint Vigor
Agy is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Bayeux
Intercommunality Bayeux Intercom
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Yvette Jeanne
Area1 4.21 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 240
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14003 / 14400
Elevation 30–83 m (98–272 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Agy is a French commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region of north-western France.


Agy is located 4 km south-west of Bayeux and 7 km north-east of Balleroy. The D572 highway from Bayeux to Saint-Lô passes through the eastern edges of the commune. The rest of the commune can be reached on the D207 from Campigny in the north-west passing through the village then continuing south-east to join the D572A which is parallel to the D572. Apart from the village there are three hamlets: La Commune, Les Malcadets, and Aprigny all along the D207 road. The rest of the commune is entirely farmland.[1]

The north-east border of the commune is marked by the Drone river with the southern border marked by the Ponche. In the west is the Vicalet stream flowing north and partly forming the western border.[1]

Neighbouring communes and villages[1]


In 1834 the parish of Agy was attached to Subles and the Agy church was put on sale for demolition. On 25 August 1834, however, residents opposed the bailiffs who came to take possession of the premises with the buyers. Faced with resistance, Alexandre Douesnel-Dubosq - public prosecutor, was summoned by the police but, armed with clubs, the population continued to oppose the destruction of the church and the cemetery. In the afternoon the National Guard of Bayeux arrived to reinforce the police with three hundred men and this ended the riot. Three protesters were sentenced by the Correctional Tribunal of Bayeux. The demolition of the church took place over the following days. The people of Subles celebrated this event which created rivalry between the two towns. A resident of Subles set up the cock from the steeple of the Agy church on his house. The people of Agy then joined the French Catholic Church of Father Châtel and launched a subscription that led to the construction of a new church and the installation of a priest who was a disciple of Father Chatel. In this way the people had their revenge.[2]


List of Successive Mayors of Agy[3]

From To Name Party Position
- 2001 Francis Blondel
2001 2014 Claude Tillard SE Professor of Mechanical Engineering
2014 2020 Yvette Jeanne SE Retired manager

(Not all data is known)


In 2010, the commune had 240 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through 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
302 312 321 306 341 328 319 314 290
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
289 303 298 264 273 256 269 250 269
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
230 243 199 169 160 158 176 198 187
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
162 183 135 267 280 280 252 240 -

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

Sites and Monuments

  • A Castle from the 18th century and a stately mansion from the 16th century has belonged to the same family since 1805 and has been transmitted for several generations of women (Dragon de Gomiécourt / Isoard de Chénerilles / the Poëze of Harambure. A tribute to this family is on the windows of the church of the commune
  • The Church of Saint-Vigor, built in the 19th century.
  • The Villa of Agy (19th century). Balzac, during his stay in Bayeux, visited the owner, Mrs Hautefeuille who he described as "as full of spirit as the most spiritual Parisian woman".

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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 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities 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.