GeographyIt is located close to Bourges in the center of France. Its geographical location allowed the transmitter long waves installation of as from 1939, (two pylons of 350 m) charged to cover the metropolitan territory for public French broadcasting. Allouis will be thus known per many Europeans, his name being reproduced on old the receiving radio operator.
Since 1963, Allouis diffuses the program of France Inter, to which was added since 1977, the mission of diffusing the time signal in subcarrier via an atomic clock with cesium 133 installed in the transmitting building.
Benefitting from its installations, transmitters short waves will be installed as from 1939, coming in complement from those installed in Issoudun. The France Inter program arriving by special cable from Paris, a cable of help is installed since Issoudun.
The radiophonic activity in short waves ended, in Allouis, on December 31st, 1997 at 9 p.m. 57 (universal time), following the rupture of the contract binding TDF (Remote transmission of France) at Radio France Internationale, tenant of the transmitters short waves.
During the second world war, the installations underwent the degradations which had with Resistance, finally they are the Nazis who destroyed the pylon at the time of their departure.
HistoryVery old ways furrow the edges of the commune, at the edges of which were located the vestiges of a Gallo-Roman villa or the ruins of a vault, as well as installations of an old village or careers. A common charter between Allouis and Mehun-on-Yèvre, although written in an administrative style, attests that with the IXe century the territory is already organized: the Saint-Sulpice abbey of Bourges has goods there, and the stronghold concerns the tower of Mehun-on-Yèvre. However, Allouis has its own lords, whose registers of homage deliver the names only starting from the end of the XVIème century
Places and monuments
- Church Saint-Germain-in Auxerre
- Vault Midsummer's Day
- Castle of the fountains
- Transmitting Allouis
Personalities related to the commune
Allouis on the site of the national geographical Institute
- Allouis on the site of INSEE
- Allouis on the site of Quid
- Localization of Allouis on a chart of France and communes bordering
SourcesThe inheritance of the communes of France
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