Padiès

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Padiès
Coat of arms of Padiès
Coat of arms
Padiès is located in France
Padiès
Padiès
Coordinates: 44°02′35″N 2°21′50″E / 44.0431°N 2.3639°E / 44.0431; 2.3639Coordinates: 44°02′35″N 2°21′50″E / 44.0431°N 2.3639°E / 44.0431; 2.3639
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Valence-d'Albigeois
Intercommunality Val 81
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Roland Cougoureux
Area1 14.69 km2 (5.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 201
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 81199 / 81340
Elevation 340–552 m (1,115–1,811 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 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.

Padiès is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

Padiès has a chateau situated on the outskirts of the village of Lempaut.
The Château de Padiès is a unique Renaissance Château complex set in the Lauragais of Pastel fame – the “Pays de Cocaigne”, Cathar country and the land of the Troubadours.

As one of the three Seigneuries of Lempaut, Padiès was an integral part of village life, at the time of the Napoleonic census, forty five people lived in the immediate vicinity of the château. They built their shelters using local materials, they farmed, gardened, produced the food and clothes, baked bread, killed and processed the pig and generally lived…..and loved….. in a sustainable environment.

The owners of the Château de Padiès are attempting to reconnect Padiès with its surroundings in a sustainable way.

Padiès was listed on the Inventaire Supplementaire des Monuments Historic (ISMH) in 1928.

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The Cérou forms most of the commune's northwestern border.

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