Gigondas

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For the wine, see Gigondas AOC.
Gigondas
View of Gigondas and its vineyard
View of Gigondas and its vineyard
Coat of arms of Gigondas
Coat of arms
Gigondas is located in France
Gigondas
Gigondas
Coordinates: 44°09′53″N 5°00′19″E / 44.1647°N 5.0053°E / 44.1647; 5.0053Coordinates: 44°09′53″N 5°00′19″E / 44.1647°N 5.0053°E / 44.1647; 5.0053
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Carpentras
Canton Beaumes-de-Venise
Intercommunality Ventoux-Comtat Venaissin
Government
 • Mayor Roland Gaudin
Area
 • Land1 27.14 km2 (10.48 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 612
 • Population2 density 23/km2 (58/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84049 / 84190
Elevation 87–698 m (285–2,290 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Gigondas lies in between Vacqueyras and Sablet at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains.

Wine[edit]

While the village was very famous for its 'eau purgative de Montmirail' in the 19th century, it is now home to famous wines. Gigondas AOC wine is produced in Gigondas.

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