Lavardin, Loir-et-Cher

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Lavardin
The 14th-century bridge and 15th-18th-century château
The 14th-century bridge and 15th-18th-century château
Coat of arms of Lavardin
Coat of arms
Lavardin is located in France
Lavardin
Lavardin
Coordinates: 47°44′33″N 0°53′13″E / 47.7425°N 0.8869°E / 47.7425; 0.8869Coordinates: 47°44′33″N 0°53′13″E / 47.7425°N 0.8869°E / 47.7425; 0.8869
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Vendôme
Canton Montoire-sur-le-Loir
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Thiérry Fleury
Area1 6.71 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 195
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 41113 /41800
Elevation 63–146 m (207–479 ft)
(avg. 71 m or 233 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.

Lavardin is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France.

It is located on the banks of the Loir River.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 477 —    
1806 440 −7.8%
1821 473 +7.5%
1831 538 +13.7%
1841 534 −0.7%
1851 497 −6.9%
1861 433 −12.9%
1872 410 −5.3%
1881 443 +8.0%
1891 455 +2.7%
1901 394 −13.4%
1911 352 −10.7%
1921 359 +2.0%
1931 342 −4.7%
1946 322 −5.8%
1954 273 −15.2%
1962 293 +7.3%
1968 268 −8.5%
1975 222 −17.2%
1982 256 +15.3%
1990 245 −4.3%
1999 262 +6.9%
2008 217 −17.2%
2013 195 −10.1%


Sights[edit]

Lavardin is classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France thanks to the ruins of its mediaeval castle (see main article: Château de Lavardin), its Gothic church and frescoes, its houses and the ancient bridge. The village has been frequented by renowned painters since about 1900, most notably Busson and Sauvage.

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