Aiguèze

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Aiguèze
Ardèche River, seen from Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche. Aiguèze is located on the hill in the background.
Ardèche River, seen from Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche. Aiguèze is located on the hill in the background.
Coat of arms of Aiguèze
Coat of arms
Location of Aiguèze
Aiguèze is located in France
Aiguèze
Aiguèze
Aiguèze is located in Occitanie
Aiguèze
Aiguèze
Coordinates: 44°18′15″N 4°33′23″E / 44.3042°N 4.5564°E / 44.3042; 4.5564Coordinates: 44°18′15″N 4°33′23″E / 44.3042°N 4.5564°E / 44.3042; 4.5564
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonPont-Saint-Esprit
IntercommunalityGard Rhodanien
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Chenivesse
Area
1
20.03 km2 (7.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
217
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30005 /30760
Elevation40–405 m (131–1,329 ft)
(avg. 88 m or 289 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Aiguèze is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Since 2005, Aiguèze has been a member of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France"), the first such location in Gard.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006218—    
2007220+0.9%
2008225+2.3%
2009227+0.9%
2010230+1.3%
2011223−3.0%
2012216−3.1%
2013216+0.0%
2014218+0.9%
2015213−2.3%
2016214+0.5%

Sights[edit]

Eglise à Aiguèze 2.JPG

Aiguèze is a medieval village. The 14th century fort has a watchpath which provides fine views of the entrance to the Ardèche Gorges.[2]

The origins of the parish church are Romanesque; a Renaissance doorway was removed in the 19th century. The interior was restored at the beginning of the 20th century with decor donated in 1910 by the Archbishop of Rouen, primate of Normandy, a native of the village. The church has been a listed monument historique since 1993.[3]

Including the church, the commune has five sites recorded in the French Ministry of Culture list of historic sites.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Michelin Green Guide Auvergne Rhône Valley, p58, Michelin 1995 ISBN 2-06-130401-X
  3. ^ Eglise paroissiale in Ministry of Culture listing
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture listing for Aiguèze