Nohant-Vic

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Nohant-Vic
Eglise de VicVic.jpg
Nohant-Vic is located in France
Nohant-Vic
Nohant-Vic
Coordinates: 46°38′22″N 1°57′38″E / 46.6394°N 1.9606°E / 46.6394; 1.9606Coordinates: 46°38′22″N 1°57′38″E / 46.6394°N 1.9606°E / 46.6394; 1.9606
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre
Arrondissement La Châtre
Canton La Châtre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacky Naudet
Area
 • Land1 21.25 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 476
 • Population2 density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 36143 / 36400
Elevation 175–261 m (574–856 ft)
(avg. 191 m or 627 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.

Nohant-Vic is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

It is located near La Châtre, on the D943, approximately 36 km (22 mi) southeast of Châteauroux and consists of two villages, Vic and Nohant, extended along the road.

Geography[edit]

The commune lies on the lower Jurassic rocks at the southern margin of the Paris Basin. Just to the south of La Châtre, some twelve kilometres south of Vic, the Variscan-faulted rocks of the Massif Central begin with Cambrian/Ordovician migmatite.

It is near the southern end of the old province of Berry.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 272 —    
1800 308 +13.2%
1806 301 −2.3%
1821 327 +8.6%
1831 982 +200.3%
1836 969 −1.3%
1841 931 −3.9%
1846 885 −4.9%
1851 892 +0.8%
1856 857 −3.9%
1861 904 +5.5%
1866 937 +3.7%
1872 939 +0.2%
1876 960 +2.2%
1881 984 +2.5%
1886 991 +0.7%
1891 981 −1.0%
1896 983 +0.2%
1901 949 −3.5%
1906 908 −4.3%
1911 864 −4.8%
1921 796 −7.9%
1926 779 −2.1%
1931 743 −4.6%
1936 747 +0.5%
1946 711 −4.8%
1954 690 −3.0%
1962 661 −4.2%
1968 608 −8.0%
1975 514 −15.5%
1982 480 −6.6%
1990 481 +0.2%
1999 501 +4.2%
2009 476 −5.0%

Sights[edit]

George Sand's house is a Country house dating from late eighteenth century, built for the governor of Vierzon and acquired in 1793 by Madame Dupin de Francueil, grandmother of the writer. George Sand spent her childhood and adolescence there. Most of her writing was done at the house. She received some illustrious guests: Liszt and Marie d'Agoult, Balzac, Chopin and Flaubert. Delacroix had a studio there. The estate is today a property of the nation and run by the Centre des monuments nationaux.

The ancient church in Nohant-Vic is particularly worth visiting for its impressive collection of early wall paintings.

Personalities[edit]

  • Marie-Aurore de Saxe Dupin de Francueil (1748–1821), daughter of the Maréchal de Saxe, who bought the Nohant estate in 1793.
  • Aurore Dupin, known as George Sand (1804–1876), granddaughter of the above, who spent most of her life at Nohant.
  • Frédéric Chopin (March 1, 1810 – October 17, 1849) composed some of his greatest works in George Sand's estate in Nohant.

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