Lalouvesc

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Lalouvesc
Vue Lalouvesc.jpg
Coat of arms of Lalouvesc
Coat of arms
Lalouvesc is located in France
Lalouvesc
Lalouvesc
Coordinates: 45°07′15″N 4°32′08″E / 45.1208°N 4.5356°E / 45.1208; 4.5356Coordinates: 45°07′15″N 4°32′08″E / 45.1208°N 4.5356°E / 45.1208; 4.5356
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Tournon-sur-Rhône
Canton Satillieu
Intercommunality Val d'Ay
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Couette
Area1 10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 498
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07128 / 07520
Elevation 716–1,256 m (2,349–4,121 ft)
(avg. 1,050 m or 3,440 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.

Lalouvesc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 429 —    
1800 407 −5.1%
1806 480 +17.9%
1821 525 +9.4%
1831 690 +31.4%
1836 748 +8.4%
1841 819 +9.5%
1846 784 −4.3%
1851 842 +7.4%
1856 1,028 +22.1%
1861 1,075 +4.6%
1866 1,241 +15.4%
1872 1,104 −11.0%
1876 1,162 +5.3%
1881 1,015 −12.7%
1886 1,098 +8.2%
1891 1,112 +1.3%
1896 1,148 +3.2%
1901 1,098 −4.4%
1906 949 −13.6%
1911 922 −2.8%
1921 744 −19.3%
1926 765 +2.8%
1931 871 +13.9%
1936 794 −8.8%
1946 759 −4.4%
1954 687 −9.5%
1962 608 −11.5%
1968 559 −8.1%
1975 470 −15.9%
1982 487 +3.6%
1990 514 +5.5%
1999 497 −3.3%
2008 498 +0.2%

Sights[edit]

The Basilica of St. Regis, designed in Byzantine Revival style and completed in 1877, contains the relics of St. John Francis Regis (Jean-François Régis). The windows of the basilica recount the life of the saint and the frescoes in the choir tell the history of pilgrimages to the place. The basilica includes a museum for visitors.

The house where the saint died, on December 31, 1640, is located nearby and has been transformed into a sanctuary.

Personalities[edit]

St. Thérèse Couderc, co-founder of the Sisters of the Cenacle, also is buried in Lalouvesc.

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