Montlouis-sur-Loire

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Montlouis-sur-Loire
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Coat of arms of Montlouis-sur-Loire
Coat of arms
Montlouis-sur-Loire is located in France
Montlouis-sur-Loire
Montlouis-sur-Loire
Coordinates: 47°23′21″N 0°49′41″E / 47.3892°N 0.8281°E / 47.3892; 0.8281Coordinates: 47°23′21″N 0°49′41″E / 47.3892°N 0.8281°E / 47.3892; 0.8281
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Tours
Canton Montlouis-sur-Loire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Jacques Filleul
Area
 • Land1 24.55 km2 (9.48 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 10,448
 • Population2 density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37156 / 37270
Elevation 46–97 m (151–318 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.

Montlouis-sur-Loire is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

The name was Laudiacum mons under Roman province Lugdunensis III.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 2,236 —    
1800 2,571 +15.0%
1806 2,409 −6.3%
1821 2,296 −4.7%
1831 2,443 +6.4%
1836 2,379 −2.6%
1841 2,274 −4.4%
1846 2,326 +2.3%
1851 2,361 +1.5%
1856 2,166 −8.3%
1861 2,214 +2.2%
1866 2,190 −1.1%
1872 2,181 −0.4%
1876 2,175 −0.3%
1881 2,232 +2.6%
1886 2,247 +0.7%
1891 2,170 −3.4%
1896 2,053 −5.4%
1901 2,091 +1.9%
1906 2,133 +2.0%
1911 2,127 −0.3%
1921 2,070 −2.7%
1926 2,039 −1.5%
1931 2,061 +1.1%
1936 2,115 +2.6%
1946 2,350 +11.1%
1954 2,710 +15.3%
1962 3,569 +31.7%
1968 4,169 +16.8%
1975 5,692 +36.5%
1982 6,932 +21.8%
1990 8,309 +19.9%
1999 9,657 +16.2%
2006 10,282 +6.5%
2009 10,448 +1.6%

Events[edit]

Since 1987, the city hosts the month of September Jazz Festival in Touraine. In 2010, more than 20,000 people, 5 over a period of 10 days. To organize this event, an association was created in 1990 so that the festival can take its autonomy vis-à-vis the municipality. Today, about 200 volunteers involved in the organization.

Sights[edit]

  • Chateau of Bourdaisière: It currently houses the Conservatory of tomato ( about 500 varieties).
  • St. Lawrence Church: The original building was replaced late XI- XII start a single-nave church, which still remain the base of the tower and arched ass oven choir. The inscription " French Republic " was performed on the facade to 1881. On the left gable is visible a graffito of a barge, ex- voto Petty dating from the late seventeenth century. The church also has stained glass windows of the twentieth century, one depicting the bombing of the bridge Montlouis -sur -Loire in May-June 1944, directed by the master glassmaker Fournier .
  • The rectory, former mansion of the sixteenth century listed historical monument in 1927 would have sheltered the loves of Henri IV and Gabrielle d' Estrées . Ornate dormers and gables topped with sculpted seams of a shell, the building reflects the art of the Renaissance.
  • Maison de la Loire: Museum dedicated to the Loire.
  • The Heart city district: Great neighborhood 'green' in the center of the city consists of buildings for rental ( social landlord ) and the sale . Individual homes, businesses and a large media center .
  • The hiking trail GR 3, the pilgrimage to Compostela Via Turonensis and the circuit of the Loire by bike through Montlouis .
  • Two railway bridges, built in 1846 and in 1989, crossing the Loire Montlouis height .

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