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Title: Pierrepont-sur-l'Arentèle  
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Pierrepont-sur-l'Arentèle is located in France
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Épinal
Canton Bruyères
Intercommunality Association of Arentèle-Durbion-Padozel communes
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Husson
Area1 6.23 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 163
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 88348 / 88600
Elevation 322–380 m (1,056–1,247 ft)
(avg. 340 m or 1,120 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.

Pierrepont-sur-l'Arentèle is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

Inhabitants are called Pierrepontais.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


The village is positioned on a minor road in the wooded countryside between Épinal and Saint-Dié. As the name indicates, the commune is crossed by the Arentèle River, which rises at the foot of the Avison Massif in the commune of Bruyères, some 12 kilometres (7 mi) through the forest to the southeast.


In the 7h century C.E., Saint Dié turned up on the banks of the Arentèle and started to build a monastery. The territory was already inhabited, however; the villagers greeted the new arrivals with hostility, chasing them away in an easterly direction towards present-day Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, where the itinerant saint and his retinue founded that town.

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