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Coat of arms of Adast
Coat of arms
Adast is located in France
Coordinates: 42°58′29″N 0°04′36″W / 42.9747°N 0.0767°W / 42.9747; -0.0767Coordinates: 42°58′29″N 0°04′36″W / 42.9747°N 0.0767°W / 42.9747; -0.0767
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Argelès-Gazost
Canton La Vallée Des Gaves
Intercommunality Vallée Saint-Savin
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Philippe Castaignede
Area1 1.05 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 283
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 65001 / 65260
Elevation 434–542 m (1,424–1,778 ft)
(avg. 444 m or 1,457 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.

Adast is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in southwestern France. It is in Sent Savin valley in the Bigorre region.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 146 —    
1968 174 +19.2%
1975 200 +14.9%
1982 205 +2.5%
1990 203 −1.0%
1999 227 +11.8%
2007 252 +11.0%
2009 253 +0.4%

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In 1270, the Château de Miramont was bequeathed after the death of Mathe de Bigorre-Mâtas to one of his daughters, Marguerite.

In the 17th Century, it became the refuge of the poet Cyprian Despourrins whose mother was Gabrielle de Miramont. The castle was then bought by Bernard Abadie-Gaye, an inhabitant of Sazos (near Luz-Saint-Sauveur). It was then sold by a descendant of this family, Célestin Carrere, son of Louise Abadie-Gaye, in 1914.

The château was later inhabited by Dr. Jean François Calot (1861-1944), a surgeon who advanced orthopaedic surgery preferring conservative treatments to the systematic amputations. He spent his entire career from 1890 at Berck and he retired to the Château de Miramont.

At the end of the 1960s, the Château de Miramont was bought by the journalist, radio and television host Jacques Chancel, who came from the nearby village of Ayzac-Ost.

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