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Chateau of Marcasselles
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||René Gaudot|
|• Land1||16.27 km2 (6.28 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||330/km2 (860/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||10033 / 10200|
|Elevation||156–348 m (512–1,142 ft)
(avg. 166 m or 545 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.
Bar-sur-Aube is surrounded by hills and vineyards. The city is crossed by the river Aube, hence its name.
The existence of Bar-sur-Aube goes back to antiquity. There are remains of a La Tene culture oppidum from the Iron Age. The city was devastated by Attila.
Under Charles the Bald several varieties of coins were issued with the name of the city on the reverse.
The town was involved in the Champagne Riots in 1910-11.
The inhabitants of the commune are called Baralbains.
- Market every Saturday morning in the halls
- Champagne Culinary Journey in May
- Fair of cheeses in June
- Medieval Festival in September
- Guided tours of the city are organized on request to the tourist information office.
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