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|Intercommunality||Pays Beaume Drobie|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Bernard Saison|
|• Land1||13.04 km2 (5.03 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||07110 / 07260|
|Elevation||120–323 m (394–1,060 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.
- Marcus Julius Bassus, Roman consul, whose tomb is near Joyeuse
- Charlemagne, founder of Joyeuse according to tradition
- Duke Anne de Joyeuse
- Cardinal François de Joyeuse
- Duchess Henriette Catherine de Joyeuse
- la Grande Mademoiselle
- François Boissel
- See List of Dukes of Joyeuse
- The Château de Joyeuse is a classed as a monument historique. An earlier castle was largely destroyed and rebuilt in the 16th century. Today it serves as the mairie.
- The Oratorian college is a monument historique. It was founded by Duchess Henriette in 1617 with the permission of Pope Paul V. It served as an educational institution until the French Revolution. It is now the home of a museum dealing with the cultivation and use of the sweet chestnut, from foodstuffs to furniture.
- The church of Saint Peter, a third monument historique, dates from the eleventh century. The church was reconstructed in the 17th century.
- The hôtel de Montravel was built between the 12th and 14th centuries although the front façade dates from 1775.
- Museums include a museum of local history, the Espace historique et légendaire, and the Maison de la caricature et du dessin d'humour, a museum of caricature.
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