Brindas

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Brindas
Left to right: The tower, the town hall and the church
Left to right: The tower, the town hall and the church
Coat of arms of Brindas
Coat of arms
Location of Brindas
Brindas is located in France
Brindas
Brindas
Brindas is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Brindas
Brindas
Coordinates: 45°43′19″N 4°41′39″E / 45.7219°N 4.6942°E / 45.7219; 4.6942Coordinates: 45°43′19″N 4°41′39″E / 45.7219°N 4.6942°E / 45.7219; 4.6942
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentRhône
ArrondissementLyon
CantonBrignais
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes des Vallons du Lyonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Frédéric Jean
Area
1
11.27 km2 (4.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,182
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69028 /69126
Elevation232–371 m (761–1,217 ft)
(avg. 326 m or 1,070 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Brindas is a commune of the Rhône department in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

It lies about 15 km (9,5 mi) South-West of Lyon, but not included in the Metropolis of Lyon.

History[edit]

Brindas is often regarded as the second home of Guignol, a French puppet show from Lyon. The name of the village was often quoted in parts of Guignol plays as several Guignol entertainers used to spend holiday time in this village. Pierre Neichthauser, mayor of Brindas from 1929 until 1940, was also the puppeteer for the character Gnafron in his Guignol Mourguet theatre.

A Guignol museum-theater ("Musée-théâtre Guignol") was opened in Brindas in 2008 (year of Guignol's bicentenary).

See also[edit]

Communes of the Rhône department

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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