Barnave, Drôme

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The village and the Glandasse mountain
The village and the Glandasse mountain
Barnave is located in France
Coordinates: 44°39′39″N 5°22′15″E / 44.6608°N 5.3708°E / 44.6608; 5.3708Coordinates: 44°39′39″N 5°22′15″E / 44.6608°N 5.3708°E / 44.6608; 5.3708
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Die
Canton Luc-en-Diois
Intercommunality Diois
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Michelle Philippe
Area1 13.06 km2 (5.04 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 158
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 26025 /26310
Elevation 474–1,339 m (1,555–4,393 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.

Barnave is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.


Barnave is a small village, located opposite the Dome Pie Ferre (2040m) of Glandasse. The territory is crossed by the Barnavette River, a small creek which empties into the Drôme. The village lies 13 kilometres from the canton capital of Luc-en-Diois.


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  • Le Serre: A sheep farm destined for organic meat production.
  • La Louine: Contains three residential houses and two farms. The distillery, formerly owned by the CUMA, dates from 1946 but the structure fell into ruin, and was sold in 2007 and is now in production again.
  • La Bégude: Residential hamlet.
  • Le Moulin de Jansac: Housing, largely dependent on Recoubeau-Jansac.
  • La Perlette: The hamlet now has more than one farm and is about 3 km from the village as the crow flies, on the other side of the Drôme.
  • Les Brunets: Imposing farmhouse converted into a second home.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1911 260 —    
1962 143 −45.0%
1968 117 −18.2%
1975 109 −6.8%
1982 119 +9.2%
1990 125 +5.0%
1999 155 +24.0%
2008 158 +1.9%


The typical architecture of houses in the village of Barnave is a mixture of Roman influences and early medieval. The stone extracted from fields and limestone form the basis for almost all houses that make up the village. There are still significant remnants of feudal times in Barnave. The ruins of the old village are still visible, as is the traces of a castle. A large portion of the castle wall is still standing. The commune also contains a nineteenth-century church and a temple.

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