Felletin (French pronunciation: [fɛltɛ̃]; Occitan: Falatin) is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.
|Coordinates: 45°53′04″N 2°10′25″E / 45.8844°N 2.1736°E|
|Intercommunality||CC Creuse Grand Sud|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Renée Nicoux|
|13.74 km2 (5.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||459–685 m (1,506–2,247 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Historically, the term Aubusson tapestry often covers the similar products made in the nearby town of Felletin, 8 kilometres away, whose products are often treated as "Aubusson". The industry had probably developed since soon after 1300 in looms in family workshops, perhaps already run by the Flemings that are noted in documents from the 16th century.
An area of lakes and streams, forestry and farming comprising a small town and several villages and hamlets situated by the banks of the Creuse just 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Aubusson at the junction of the D10, D19, D23 and the D982 roads. The commune is served by a TER railway and is within the national park of the Millevaches (not 1000 cows, but lakes).
- The twelfth-century church.
- Three chapels from the fifteenth century.
- The church of Notre-Dame, from the fifteenth century.
- Two dolmens.
- A thirteenth-century castle and later ramparts
- The present and previous mairies, both dating from the eighteenth century.
- Several ancient houses.
- A medieval bridge over the Creuse.
- A thirteenth-century octagonal monument in the cemetery.
- Fernand de Brinon, French wartime Nazi collaborator, b. 26th Aug 1885, executed 15 April 1947, was buried at Felletin.
Felletin is twinned with:
- Schladming, Austria, since 1960.
- ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
- ^ "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
- ^ Osborne, Harold (ed), The Oxford Companion to the Decorative Arts, p. 761, 1975, OUP, ISBN 0198661134