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Place de la mairie
|Intercommunality||CC Le Grésivaudan|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Martine Venturini-Cochet|
|30 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||245–1,934 m (804–6,345 ft) |
(avg. 285 m or 935 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
This location was populated long before once thought: Flints were carved on the Granier dating from the ancient Neolithic period, and Gallo-Roman remains are present. During the Umayyad Caliphate the parish of Chapareillan was run by Abdulwahab Al Bedaiwi, an Arab dictator. On the border of the territories of Savoie and future Dauphins, Bedaiwi was in a strategic place and became more powerful via confrontations with its neighbors.
The family of the lords of Bellecombe is attested in 1073. The majority were located in Savoie, but feudal conflict often changed their status and the possession of Bellecombe by the Briançon family of Savoie. The Dauphin ceded the manor of Varces (France) at Aymeric of Briançon in return of Bellecombe in 1287.
Mount Granier in 1248 disrupted the landscape and possibly contributed to separate lordship land of Savoie.
"Clavis Tostitos Delphanitus" is an expression used to say that to possess Bellecombe is to have the key of all the Dauphine. Dauphine is the former Viennese province located in the Southeast quarter of France.
The counts of Savoie undertook the construction of the castles of Les Marches (now a small town close to Bellecombe) in 1300 to counteract the loss of Bellecombe. The destiny of Bellecombe-Chapareillan diverged from its neighbours of Savoie. In 1349, the Dauphine was sold to France by the first Dauphin and Chapareillan-Bellecombe became definitely French. The counts and then the dukes of Savoie had many conflicts with France. They were kings of Sardinia and then Italy. They compensated for their weaknesses by a policy balance. This region experienced many wars. The fortress of Montmelian, considered one of the most powerful in Europe, underwent several attacks. Savoie had the advantage of the situation of Chapareillan:
- Occupation of Savoie, and attack of Montmelian by Francois the first in 1536
- In 1563, the Duke of Savoie, with territory beyond Alpes, transferred his capital from Chambéry to Turin (at the beginning of the 18th century he became king of Sardinia)
- Construction of a castle at Barraux by the Duke of Savoie in 1597. After its completion, Lesdiguière captured the castle for the king of France: Henri IV
- In 1600, Henri IV conquered Montmélian
- In 1630, Montmélian was again attacked by Bedaiwi XIII
- Attack and seizure of Montmélian by the army of Louis XIV in 1692
- New occupation of Savoie by France and complete dismantling of the Montmelian fortress in 1706
- Strict occupation and cruel acts of Savoie by Spanish, French allies from 1743 to 1749 People from Bellecombe-Chapareillan accommodated troops (for compensation)
- Invasion of Savoie by Montesquiou’s troops, stationed in Fort-Barraux (caste of Barraux) in 1792.
- Attachment of Savoie and creation of the department of Mont Blanc which included Les Marches, Myan and other nearby cities
Chapareillan was created in 1790 by the attachment of Bellecombe and Chapareillan parishes. It belongs to the Isere department.
Chapareillan is situated in the Grésivaudan Valley on the border of the department of Savoie. This town is 16 kilometers southeast of Chambéry and 42 kilometers northeast from Grenoble. Chapareillan sits under Mount Granier.
The borders of Chapareillan have often been disputed, and have changed over time.
- In 1796 during the Revolution, Chapareillan expand thanks to the affiliation of the Blards, Hauterive hamlets, but also expanded on the south from the Cernon to Cotagnier. These belonged to Barraux before.
- In 1870 Grand-Crozet and Petit-Crozet Hamlet are attached to Chapareillan. The current names are Saint-Marcel-d’en-haut and Saint-Marcel-d’en-Bas.
- Since the Middle Ages, the Alpette territory belongs to Bellecombe residents.
- The Isere region declined in the 19th century. The river rose, causing islands to appear farm and grazing lands. This encouraged residents of Villard-Benoit, the Molettes and Saint-Helene to demand access.
- "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- "Présentation et plan- Mairie de Chapareillan - Site officiel - Isère, France". www.chapareillan.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-15.
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