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


Semondans is located on 358 m, 9 km 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, near the brook Rupt.

The area of ​​2.77 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the gently undulating countryside north of Doubstals. The main part of the area is occupied by the plateau of Arcey, the average is at 370 m and is slightly inclined towards the east. 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. To the east, the municipality's area extends to the wooded slopes of Raynans (410 m). On its north-west side the plateau is flanked by the ridge of the Bois d' Arcey, on whose slope with 450 m the highest elevation of Semondans is achieved.

Neighboring communities of Semondans are Aibre in the north, Raynans in the east, the south and Échenans Désandans in the West.


Since the Middle Ages Semondans belonged to the county of Montbéliard. With the occupation of that county, the village came in 1793 final in French hands. Today Semondans is part of the municipal association Communauté de communes de la Vallée du Rupt.


With 309 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Semondans 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 range between 70 and 110 people, a striking population growth was recorded 1960-1975. Since then, the population remained at an approximately constant level.

Economy and infrastructure

Semondans 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 Sainte -Marie and Montbéliard.

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