La Chapelle-des-Pots

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La Chapelle-des-Pots
Commune
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La Chapelle-des-Pots is located in France
La Chapelle-des-Pots
La Chapelle-des-Pots
Coordinates: 45°45′38″N 0°32′22″W / 45.7606°N 0.5394°W / 45.7606; -0.5394Coordinates: 45°45′38″N 0°32′22″W / 45.7606°N 0.5394°W / 45.7606; -0.5394
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saintes
Canton Chaniers
Intercommunality Pays Santon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Couprie
Area1 10.27 km2 (3.97 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 918
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17089 /17100
Elevation 19–88 m (62–289 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.

La Chapelle-des-Pots is a commune in the center-east of the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France, in the former province of Saintonge.

History[edit]

La Chapelle-des-Pots is a village where potters make ceramics for more than eight centuries. Many woods, brooks and local clay allowed the creation of ceramics. Bernard Palissy even worked with local potters.


Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 898 —    
1800 824 −8.2%
1806 742 −10.0%
1821 854 +15.1%
1831 880 +3.0%
1836 833 −5.3%
1841 824 −1.1%
1846 825 +0.1%
1851 804 −2.5%
1856 715 −11.1%
1861 679 −5.0%
1866 643 −5.3%
1872 633 −1.6%
1876 621 −1.9%
1881 562 −9.5%
1886 531 −5.5%
1891 535 +0.8%
1896 471 −12.0%
1901 468 −0.6%
1906 472 +0.9%
1911 442 −6.4%
1921 425 −3.8%
1926 425 +0.0%
1931 394 −7.3%
1936 489 +24.1%
1946 492 +0.6%
1954 633 +28.7%
1962 510 −19.4%
1968 550 +7.8%
1975 694 +26.2%
1982 823 +18.6%
1990 890 +8.1%
1999 875 −1.7%
2008 918 +4.9%

Places and monuments[edit]

In the center of the town: a fountain covered with a dome made of cut stone and thrown into a wash-house, the church of Saint-Front (1786), whose foundations use stones from the old potters' chapel (Municipal Bulletin). A ceramic kiln built in 2006 of the chain type located near the town hall, an old ceramic kiln, call Varoqeau kiln, inscribed in historical monuments.

A school group inaugurated in 1955.

The municipality had an interesting regional museum: the Saintongean Ceramics Museum, where collections of local pottery from XIIIe to XXe. This museum, founded under the mandate of Raymond Viollier was closed by the current municipality.

Exterior of the borough: old seigniory, several small stone washhouses, numerous hiking trails VTT and pedestrian.

Environmental Heritage[edit]

The GR 4 which runs from Royan to Grasse crosses the town and runs along the fountain of the center of the town.

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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