La Bastide-Pradines

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La Bastide-Pradines
A general view of La Bastide-Pradines
A general view of La Bastide-Pradines
Location of La Bastide-Pradines
La Bastide-Pradines is located in France
La Bastide-Pradines
La Bastide-Pradines
La Bastide-Pradines is located in Occitanie
La Bastide-Pradines
La Bastide-Pradines
Coordinates: 44°00′09″N 3°02′50″E / 44.0025°N 3.0472°E / 44.0025; 3.0472Coordinates: 44°00′09″N 3°02′50″E / 44.0025°N 3.0472°E / 44.0025; 3.0472
IntercommunalityLarzac-Templier Causses et Vallées
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Agnès Comby
20.56 km2 (7.94 sq mi)
 • Density4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
12022 /12490
Elevation460–862 m (1,509–2,828 ft)
(avg. 574 m or 1,883 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

La Bastide-Pradines is a French commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France.[2]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Bastidois or Bastidoises.[3]


La Bastide-Pradines is located some 50 km south-east of Rodez and 10 km north-east of Saint-Affrique in the heart of the Parc naturel régional des Grands Causses. Access to the commune is by the A75 autoroute which passes through the north of the commune from north-west to east with Exit Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 46  in the commune and connecting to the D999. The D999 comes from Saint-Rome-de-Cernon in the west and passes through the centre of the commune north of the village and continues east to Exit Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 47  on the autoroute and to La Cavalerie. The D77 branches from Saint-Rome-de-Cernon by a southern route through the commune and the village and continues east to Lapanouse-de-Cernon. The D560 connects the village to the D999 to the north in the commune. A disused railway line passes through the commune from west to east south of the village. The commune is heavily forested in the south with the rest mainly farmland.[4][5]

The Cernon river flows through the commune and the village from east to west and continues west then north joining the Tarn east of Comprégnac. The Ruisseau de Coufours rises in the north of the commune and flows south to join the Cernon near the village. The Ruisseau de Saute-Bouc rises in the north-east of the commune and flows south-west to join the Ruisseau de Coufours just north of the village. The Ruisseau des Clarous rises in the south of the commune and flows north to join the Cernon.[4][5]


La Bastide-Pradines appears as la Baftide de Pradines on the 1750 Cassini Map[6] and as la Bastide de Pradines on the 1790 version.[7]


Formerly called La Bastide de Sernonenque, La Bastide-Pradines was once a Commandry of the Knights Hospitaller.


List of Successive Mayors[8]

Mayors from the French Revolution to 1925
From To Name
1793 1795 Antoine Bosc
1795 1800 Joseph Calvet
1801 1815 Jean Pierre Vernhes
1816 1858 Louis Marie Antoine Gasc de la Gineste
1859 1865 Auguste Soutou
1865 1871 Gédéon Joseph Paul Caylet
1871 1876 Pierre Gazel
1876 1886 Benjamin Sigaud
1886 1888 Etienne Lacoste
1888 1896 Gualy de la Gineste
1896 1900 Auguste Malzac
1900 1908 Auguste Malzac
1908 1925 Jules Soutou
Mayors from 1925
From To Name Party Position
1925 1956 Emile de Gualy
1956 1977 Gabriel Malric
1977 1983 Augustin Mailhe
1983 1995 Alain Arnal
2001 2008 Emilien Boutonnet
2008 2014 Agnès Comby
2014 2020 Yves Malric

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 111 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
347 417 - - - - 467 486 463
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
466 455 435 480 446 463 929 543 385
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
345 332 333 253 258 257 235 189 163
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
143 143 118 97 102 98 106 111 -

Population of La Bastide-Pradines

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Granieyras, a fortified granary dating from the 14th century, at the time of the Knights Hospitaller.
  • Houses from the 12th century.
  • A Two-arch Bridge 17.60 m long, one arch forming a slight donkeyback and the other semicircular.

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Emma Calvé, singer, has stayed at La Bastide-Pradines with her aunt.


  • Christian-Pierre Bedel, preface by Jean-Luc Malet, Sent-Africa, La Bastida, Caumèls-e-Lo Vialar, Ròcafòrt, Sant-Faliç, Sent-Esèri, Sent-Jan, D'Aucàpias, Sent-Roma de Sarnon, Tornamira, Vabre, Verzòls-e-La Pèira / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Sent-Africa, Rodez, Mission départementale de la culture, 2002, Al canton collection, 429 pages, ill., cov. ill. 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-54-8, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 38977452h (in Occitan)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually and the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.