Correns

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Correns
A general view of the village
A general view of the village
Coat of arms of Correns
Coat of arms
Correns is located in France
Correns
Correns
Coordinates: 43°29′18″N 6°04′49″E / 43.4883°N 6.0803°E / 43.4883; 6.0803Coordinates: 43°29′18″N 6°04′49″E / 43.4883°N 6.0803°E / 43.4883; 6.0803
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Brignoles
Canton Cotignac
Intercommunality Comté de Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michaël Latz
Area1 37.06 km2 (14.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 815
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83045 / 83570
Elevation 139–561 m (456–1,841 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 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.

Correns is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Its name in the Provençal language is Courrens.

It is at the entry of two gorges: Vallon Sourn and the Bagarède. The village is on the banks of the Argens River. Correns bills itself as "le Premier Village Bio de France." Bio(logique) is the French term for organic, so this means "France's first organic village" where all food and grapes produced are organic. Its main produce is wine.

Popular culture[edit]

From January to July 1979, English progressive rock group Pink Floyd recorded part of their double studio album The Wall at the Studio Miraval located in Correns.

On August 23, 2014, actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wed in Correns at Château Miraval in a private, nondenominational wedding.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivera, Zayda; Hutchinson, Bill (28 August 2014). "Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt get married in France". NY Daily News. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 

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