The former Commandry of Vaour
|Intercommunality||Causse Nord-Ouest du Tarn|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Georges Bousquet|
|Area1||14.12 km2 (5.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||21/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||81309 / 81140|
|Elevation||240–507 m (787–1,663 ft)
(avg. 432 m or 1,417 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.
On the north the commune borders the Tarn and Garonne department, and the rising land consists of a gray limestone causse stretching almost to the Averyon river seven or eight kilometers away. Below the commune to the south the landscape consists of the forest of Grésigne - the largest oak forest in the midi - its hills scattered with grassy meadows, and the vineyards of Gaillac.
Vaour contains the ruins of a Templar Commanderie which overlooks the village of Vaour and has commanding views to the South West towards the Pyrenees. The commune also hosts a performing arts festival each summer known as the Eté de Vaour which attracts visitors and performers from across France and further afield. The village hosts a market for good local produce each Thursday in the village square.
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