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Coat of arms of Lagamas
Coat of arms
Lagamas is located in France
Coordinates: 43°40′29″N 3°31′26″E / 43.6747°N 3.5239°E / 43.6747; 3.5239Coordinates: 43°40′29″N 3°31′26″E / 43.6747°N 3.5239°E / 43.6747; 3.5239
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Lodève
Canton Gignac
Intercommunality Vallée de l'Hérault
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Calas
Area1 4.52 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 120
 • Density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34125 /34150
Elevation 33–142 m (108–466 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

Lagamas (Occitan: L'Agamàs) is a commune in the Hérault département in the Occitanie region in southern France.



Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 31 —    
1968 46 +48.4%
1975 43 −6.5%
1982 56 +30.2%
1990 71 +26.8%
1999 111 +56.3%
2008 120 +8.1%


The church, Notre-Dame de la Garrigue, was built by Élodie Martin, the widow of Jean-Pierre Balsan as a homage to her husband whose Balsan family had been known to inhabit Lagamas since at least 1576. The church, with its unusual gothic style, is a miniature inspired by the Châteauroux cathedral, a city where the Balsan family had acquired the Manufacture Royale de Drap de Châteauroux in 1856. The completion of the church took place around 1874. An extensive renovation was finalised in 2007.

The same widow built the large mansion facing the church, known locally as the 'Château'. It hosts an annual multi-disciplinary Artist Residency organised by The Cornelius Arts Foundation.

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