Eaux-Bonnes

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Eaux-Bonnes
Town Hall
Town Hall
Location of Eaux-Bonnes
Eaux-Bonnes is located in France
Eaux-Bonnes
Eaux-Bonnes
Eaux-Bonnes is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Eaux-Bonnes
Eaux-Bonnes
Coordinates: 42°58′26″N 0°23′27″W / 42.9739°N 0.3908°W / 42.9739; -0.3908Coordinates: 42°58′26″N 0°23′27″W / 42.9739°N 0.3908°W / 42.9739; -0.3908
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementOloron-Sainte-Marie
CantonOloron-Sainte-Marie-2
IntercommunalityVallée d'Ossau
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Stéphane Courtié
Area
1
38.52 km2 (14.87 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
295
 • Density7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64204 /64440
Elevation520–2,619 m (1,706–8,593 ft)
(avg. 750 m or 2,460 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Eaux-Bonnes (French: [o bɔn], "good waters"; Occitan: Aigas Bonas) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

Description[edit]

Eaux-Bonnes is close to the small town of Laruns. It is situated at a height of 2,460 feet (750 m) at the entrance of a fine gorge, overlooking the confluence of two rivers. The village's waters were first documented in the middle of the 14th century. The Eaux-Chaudes spa is 5 miles (8.0 km) south-west of Eaux-Bonnes, and there is fine mountain scenery in the neighbourhood of both places, the Pic de Ger near Eaux-Bonnes.[2]

Gourette is a winter sports resort located in the commune on the high mountain pass Col d'Aubisque.

History[edit]

Eaux-Bonnes circa 1886
Eaux-Bonnes in 1843, by Eugène de Malbos.

The historian Auguste Lorieux (1796–1842) died in Eaux-Bonnes.

Nearby is the impressive villa Cockade, the construction of which is detailed in Dornford Yates's novel The House That Berry Built.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006426—    
2007425−0.2%
2008424−0.2%
2009418−1.4%
2010415−0.7%
2011391−5.8%
2012366−6.4%
2013340−7.1%
2014340+0.0%
2015341+0.3%
2016291−14.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Eaux-Bonnes". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 839–840.