Aibre is a commune in the French department Doubs in the Franche -Comté.


Aibre is located on 360 m, approximately nine kilometers west-northwest of the city of Montbéliard (air line). The village is located in the northern part of the plateau, which is nestled in the rolling landscape between the river valleys of the Doubs River in the south and Ognon in the northwest, on both sides of the creek Rupt.

The area of ​​4.50 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the gently undulating countryside north of Doubstals. The main part of the area is taken from the plateau of Arcey, which is an average 360 m. It has a width of four miles and a length of about five kilometers and is mainly consisted of arable and meadow land. The Rupt drains the area to the southeast along the Doubs. The plateau to the east is flanked by the high surface area of ​​Laire ( to 405 m). To the northwest, the municipality's area covers the hills of Le Vernoy on which 473 m is the highest point reached by Aibre.

Neighboring communities of Aibre are Trémoins in the north, Laire in the east, and Raynans Semondans in the south and Désandans and Le Vernoy in the West.


Since the Middle Ages the main part of the County of Montbéliard Aibre belonged, while a small part of the reign Héricourt shelter. With the occupation of the county of Montbeliard the village came in 1793 final in French hands. Today Aibre is part of the municipal association Communauté de communes de la Vallée du Rupt.


The village church of Aibre was built in 1773.


With a population of 460 (as of 1 January 2011) Aibre one of the small communities of the department of Doubs. Once the population has consistently had in the first half of the 20th century in the area of ​​130-170 people, a striking population growth was recorded 1975-1982. Since then, however, a slight decline of around 13 % was observed again.

Economy and infrastructure

Aibre was until well into the 20th century a predominantly by agriculture (crops, orchards and livestock ) embossed village. In addition, there are today some of the local small business enterprises. Meanwhile, the village has also changed into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who do their work in the agglomeration Montbéliard.

The village has good transport links. It lies on the main road N83, which runs from Besancon to Belfort. The nearest links to the A36 motorway is located at a distance of about 14 km. Further road links exist with Montbéliard and Saulnot.

Aibre | Allondans | Bart | Bavans | Beutal | Bretigney | Désandans | Dung | Échenans | Issans | Laire | Lougres | Présentevillers | Raynans | Saint- Julien- lès -Montbéliard | Sainte -Marie | Sainte -Suzanne | Semondans | Le Vernoy

  • Municipality in the department of Doubs
  • Place in Franche -Comté

Pictures of Aibre