The main square in Bagnols-sur-Cèze
|Intercommunality||Rhône Cèze Languedoc|
|• Mayor (2010–2014)||Jean-Christian Rey|
|31.37 km2 (12.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||30–268 m (98–879 ft) |
(avg. 47 m or 154 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.|
A small regional center, Bagnols-sur-Cèze was quite certainly a Roman town (the name of the town comes from the Latin balnearius meaning baths) before the main part was built in the 13th century around a central arcaded square that is still preserved today. At the same period, the regional market was installed here, undoubtedly contributing to its expansion.
Bagnols-sur-Ceze expanded steadily after the Marcoule nuclear center was created in 1956.
The old center of Bagnols-sur-Cèze retains its historic feel, with small streets and largely preserved architecture. Several façades are remarkable. The towns contains a notable museum of contemporary art, the Musée Albert-André, founded in 1868 as well as an archaeological museum with a collection of artifacts found mainly in nearby Roman sites.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Bagnols-sur-Cèze is twinned with:
- Braunfels, Germany, since 1959
- Feltre, Italy, since 1961
- Newbury, England, since 1971
- Eeklo, Belgium, since 1976
- Carcaixent, Spain, since 1982
- Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary
- Albéric Pont (1870-1960), dentist and pioneer in maxillofacial surgery
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