Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont, Savoie

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Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont
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Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont is located in France
Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont
Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont
Coordinates: 45°24′58″N 5°51′17″E / 45.4161°N 5.8547°E / 45.4161; 5.8547Coordinates: 45°24′58″N 5°51′17″E / 45.4161°N 5.8547°E / 45.4161; 5.8547
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Chambéry
Canton Les Échelles
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Cœur de Chartreuse
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Brigitte Bienassis
Area
 • Land1 32.31 km2 (12.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 434
 • Population2 density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 73274 / 73670
Elevation 598–2,047 m (1,962–6,716 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.

Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Located on the banks of the Guiers Vif, Saint-Pierre d'Entremont (Savoie) is a mountain township. His peaks are over 1,800 meters above sea level. His village grows in bottom of the valley (650 meters) and at the top is neighboring with the other located in Isère.

Neighboring townships[edit]

Neighboring communes of Saint-Pierre d'Entremont (Savoie) are Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont (Isère), Corbel, Entremont-le-Vieux, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Chapareillan.

Toponymy[edit]

"Savoyard" part of Saint-Pierre d'Entremont, the town takes its name from the high count of Savoy's castle.

History[edit]

In the 19th century, we present the village as poor and isolated, but in the late 19th century, there was a considerable growth of the industry (including gloves industry). In the 20th century, the tourism of the town is at its peak.

A new castle was built by the Entremonts valley district at the south of the Guiers.

Population and society[edit]

Personalities linked to the township[edit]

  • Florentine Baffert (1886- 1944), native teacher (1903-1926) to Montevideo (Uruguay) and Santa Rosa (Argentina) and Villa Brea (Italy, 1921), Superior of the Brothers of the Holy Family (1933) .
  • Philippe Bron : Winner of the bumps Grading at the World Cup freestyle skiing in 1984 and 1985, and then Edgar Grospironc's coach especially during his gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games in 1992 in Albertville. That was the Olympic Games where this kind of sport was officially regarded as an Olympic discipline (excluding demos) Olympics. The "Bronco" is a figure of bump skiing invented by Philippe Bron. It is rotation of 360 ° with a standard when the skier is back to the slope. The name "Bronco" is composed of the name of its creator "Bron" and "co", contraction of helico (or helicopter), another name given to 360 ° in bump skiing.

Media[edit]

  • The local radio station "Radio Couleur Chartreuse" is broadcast on 98.4 MHz or 106 MHz.

Sports[edit]

  • The Tour de France passed through Saint-Pierre d'Entremont by the D912.

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • Chateau de Montbel (Montbel Castle) : Former castle of the tenth century, ancestral castle of the Montbel d'Entremont lords and headquarters of the lordship d'Entremont, now in ruins.
  • Notre Dame room, dedicated to cinema and performing arts was built by the parishioners of the village in 1938; fully equipped since 2008 (150 seats), it hosts a share of film screenings (Saturday evening) through the partnership established in 1991 with Cinébus, traveling cinema of Savoie countries rated "Art & test" and other theatrical seasons (a professional show every 2 months) organized by the AADEC, the animation association of the Entremonts valley from 2002-2003.
  • The church of Saint-Alexis dates from the nineteenth century.
  • The former chapel of the Ten Thousand Martyrs: facade dates from the Middle Ages and is a listed historical monument since April 1928.
  • Tour d'Inferney (Inferney Tower): this building, dating from the late fifteenth century, is the corner tower of an ancient fortified house that has today disappeared and probably occupied a strategic position on the edge of Guiers locking the passage between Savoy and Dauphiné.
  • The township also includes The Cross of the Thousand Martyrs and Neolithic remains.

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