Adast

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Adast
Coat of arms of Adast
Coat of arms
Location of Adast
Adast is located in France
Adast
Adast
Adast is located in Occitanie
Adast
Adast
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHautes-Pyrénées
ArrondissementArgelès-Gazost
CantonLa Vallée des Gaves
IntercommunalityPyrénées Vallées des Gaves
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Philippe Castaignede
Area
1
1.05 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Population
(2016)2
292
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
65001 /65260
Elevation434–542 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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006244—    
2007244+0.0%
2008250+2.5%
2009253+1.2%
2010257+1.6%
2011261+1.6%
2012273+4.6%
2013279+2.2%
2014283+1.4%
2015288+1.8%
2016292+1.4%

Sites and monuments[edit]

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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