Lougres is a commune in the French department Doubs in the Franche -Comté.
Lougres is located on 308 m, approximately nine kilometers west-southwest of the town of Montbéliard (air line). The village extends north of Doubstals the same Ruisseau de Lougres, at the eastern foot of the Bois du Cujot and on the northern edge of the outermost ridges of the Jura.
The area of 5.97 km ² municipal area comprises a portion of Doubstals. The southern boundary runs along the Doubs, which flows here in an approximately 1.5 -mile-wide flat Talniederung to the southwest and is accompanied by the waterways of the Rhine- Rhone Canal. From the river, the municipality's area extends northward over the flood plain in the trough of Lougres. This is flanked by the plateau-like heights of La Rochette, Giémont and Bois du Cujot which are predominantly forested. On the Bois du Cujot the highest elevation of Lougres is achieved with 440 m. To the north of the municipality extends to the bottom edge of the Forêt du Mont Bart.
To Lougres the settlement Cité Beau Soleil (310 m) is in the Doubs Valley. Neighboring communities of Lougres are Montenois and Sainte -Marie to the north, Bavans in the east, Colombier- Fontaine in the south and Longevelle -sur -Doubs and Beutal in the West.
The place name comes from the Celtic word locra, which means as much as source. The municipal area was settled very early, which could be demonstrated by finds of traces of a prehistoric campsite on the Giémont, of Gallic tombs and Roman coins.
Since the Middle Ages Lougres was under the suzerainty of the Counts of Montbéliard. During the Thirty Years' War, the village was severely affected. In the 17th century the town was known for its thermal springs. With the occupation of the county came Lougres 1793 final in French hands. Today Lougres is part of the municipal association Communauté de communes des Trois Cantons.
The present church of Lougres was built in 1823. Dating back to the 18th century mill which took advantage of the water power of the Ruisseau de Lougres, has ceased operations.
With 786 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Lougres one of the small communities of the department of Doubs. Since the beginning of the 20th century, a continuous increase in population was recorded (1901 were 241 persons counted ) that lasted until the mid-1970s. Since then, small fluctuations were only observed.
Economy and infrastructure
Lougres until the 20th century, a predominantly by agriculture (crops, orchards and livestock ) and forestry embossed village. In addition, there are now several companies of local small businesses. 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 is located on a main road N463 that runs from Montbéliard to L' Isle- sur -le- Doubs. The nearest links to the A36 motorway is located at a distance of about 11 km. Further road links exist with Montenois, Sainte -Marie and Colombier- Fontaine.