Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas

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Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
Commune
A carved wooden monument on the Stevenson Trail, in Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
A carved wooden monument on the Stevenson Trail, in Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas is located in France
Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
Coordinates: 44°53′28″N 3°47′24″E / 44.8911°N 3.79°E / 44.8911; 3.79Coordinates: 44°53′28″N 3°47′24″E / 44.8911°N 3.79°E / 44.8911; 3.79
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Le Puy-en-Velay
Canton Velay volcanique
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Josette Arnaud
Area1 19.31 km2 (7.46 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 233
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 43037 /43510
Elevation 1,118–1,301 m (3,668–4,268 ft)
(avg. 1,228 m or 4,029 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.

Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.

The author Robert Louis Stevenson stayed at an inn in the village on 22 September 1878, having failed to find the nearby Lac de Bouchet, and his visit (recorded in his book Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes[1]) is commemorated by a statue of the author and his donkey, Modestine. The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (GR 70), a popular long-distance path following Stevenson's approximate route, runs through the village.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 405 —    
1968 427 +5.4%
1975 369 −13.6%
1982 301 −18.4%
1990 246 −18.3%
1999 236 −4.1%
2006 239 +1.3%
2009 233 −2.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Louis Stevenson [1879]. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes at Project Gutenberg
  2. ^ Castle, Alan (2007). The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (2nd ed.). Cicerone. pp. 63–64. ISBN 978-1-85284-511-7.