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École-Valentin is located in France
Coordinates: 47°16′23″N 5°59′07″E / 47.2731°N 5.9853°E / 47.2731; 5.9853Coordinates: 47°16′23″N 5°59′07″E / 47.2731°N 5.9853°E / 47.2731; 5.9853
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Besançon
Canton Audeux
Intercommunality Grand Besançon
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Guyen
Area1 3.22 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,334
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25212 /25480
Elevation 283–383 m (928–1,257 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.

École-Valentin is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.[1]

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with Rathcoole in Dublin.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 249 —    
1968 629 +152.6%
1975 1,093 +73.8%
1982 1,240 +13.4%
1990 1,860 +50.0%
1999 2,153 +15.8%
2008 2,308 +7.2%
2012 2,334 +1.1%


The town, located north of Besançon, is crossed by the National Road 57. It is part of Besançon. The toll of the "Besançon North" exit of the A36 motorway is located in the village of Ecole-Valentin. A major shopping area is located in the town of Ecole-Valentin (as well as the neighboring towns of Miserey-Salines and Châtillon-le-Duc).



  • Fountain below the village, called St. George fountain, dating from 1630, located on the ancient Roman paved road linking Besançon Vesoul, where the animals could drink.
  • Priory
  • Church of St. George: 1892/83
  • Castle built from 1557 to 1559 by the Commander of the Order of the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, Claude Buffet.

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