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Nersac (Municipality, Charente, France)

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Flag of Nersac - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 16 February 2022

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Presentation of Nersac

Nersac (2,398 inhabitants; 924 ha) is a commune of the Charente department.

Before 887, Ramnoul, Viscount of Angoulême, owned a “curtis” (county estate) in Nersac. This may be the origin of the castle of La Foucaudie, in the center of Nersac, built in the 16th century. In the 17th century, Étienne de Lubersac owned La Foucaudie, and the lordship of Nersac then depended on the abbey of Saint-Cybard. In 1743, Louis de Lubersac sold the land of Nersac and it passed through several hands until 1798 when La Foucaudie was acquired by Jean Marie du Tillet de Boisbedeuil.

Nersac was one of the places of the paper industry. The paper mill located in Pont-Huillier was created in 1628 and transformed into a paper factory in 1841, by Laroche Joubert et Compagnie and Sazerac de Forge. In 1890, it was bought by Deschamps, from Vœuil, and transformed into a felt factory for stationery. The pulp mill, Laroche Joubert et Cie, on the Boëme, was built around 1850, and stopped its activities around 1920. Of the many mills, there remains the trace of the Fleurac mill, a wheat and oil mill in the 16th century, transformed into a paper mill in 1978, taken over by the association "Friends of the papermaking tradition of Angoumois and the neigbouring provinces” which relaunched the manufacture of handmade paper from linen and cotton according to 18th century techniques and which has become a paper museum.

Olivier Touzeau, 16 February 2022

Flag of Nersac

The flag is white with the coat of arms and the name of the commune below (photo, 2017; photo, 2018; photo, 2021).

The coat of arms is blazonned: Or (and sometimes Argent), an oak eradicated Vert.
On the current representatons of the coat of arms, the field has become orange.

Olivier Touzeau, 8 February 2022