The temple in Beauvoisin
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Guy Schramm|
|Area1||27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||30033 /30640|
|Elevation||1–128 m (3.3–419.9 ft)
(avg. 69 m or 226 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.
Beauvoisin is a small southern village with a post office, bar, newsagent, grocers, butchers and a couple of bakeries. It's quite famous for bull games in the city streets and the arenas. Unlike Spanish bullfighting, the game in Gard is to retrieve decorations that are attached to the bulls horns. The idea is to be quick and nimble and to demonstrate your bravery rather than to kill or gain a victory over a bull. Throughout the streets you will also see Empègue which appear annually in designs that reflect the local culture.
The castle was an early building being constructed in 1067 for the Knights Templar. The other most notable building is the Temple which was built on the ruins of an old church. This building was completed in 1834.
The temple was built in 1834 by the architect Charled Durand on the ruins of the church. In 2012, it was officially declared to be historical monument.
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