Vayres, Gironde

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Vayres
Chateau
Chateau
Vayres is located in France
Vayres
Vayres
Coordinates: 44°53′53″N 0°18′47″W / 44.8981°N 0.3131°W / 44.8981; -0.3131Coordinates: 44°53′53″N 0°18′47″W / 44.8981°N 0.3131°W / 44.8981; -0.3131
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Libourne
Canton Libourne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hélène Maidon
Area
 • Land1 14.46 km2 (5.58 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,280
 • Population2 density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33539 / 33870
Elevation 2–39 m (6.6–128.0 ft)
(avg. 12 m or 39 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.

Vayres is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,853 —    
1968 1,845 −0.4%
1975 2,295 +24.4%
1982 2,361 +2.9%
1990 2,491 +5.5%
1999 2,631 +5.6%
2008 3,280 +24.7%

Sights[edit]

Aerial view of the chateau

The castle was sold in 1583 by King Henry III of Navarre largely ruined, to Ogier de Gourgue, in charge of the treasury of Guyenne, a friend of philosopher and political thinker Michel de Montaigne. Ogier de Gourge commissioned a well-known architect, Louis de Foix, who was building the Cordouan lighthouse and had worked for a few years for the king of Spain Philip II.

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