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A general view of Ambialet
A general view of Ambialet
Coat of arms of Ambialet
Coat of arms
Ambialet is located in France
Coordinates: 43°56′51″N 2°22′48″E / 43.9475°N 2.38°E / 43.9475; 2.38Coordinates: 43°56′51″N 2°22′48″E / 43.9475°N 2.38°E / 43.9475; 2.38
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Villefranche-d'Albigeois
Intercommunality Villefranchois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Lefloch
Area1 30.04 km2 (11.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 441
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 81010 / 81430
Elevation 180–502 m (591–1,647 ft)
(avg. 190 m or 620 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.

Ambialet is a commune of the Tarn department in southern France. This pretty and spectacular village is thought by many visitors to France to be one of the treasures of the region - if not the whole country.

Ambialet's castle was a stronghold of the Cathars and was sacked during the middle ages by Simon de Montfort.It is also home to a campus of Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania. Classes are held in the centuries-old former Franciscan Monastery in Ambialet, in Paris, France, and at Champollion campus of the University of Albi. All classes are taught in English.[1]

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