Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas

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Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
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
Location of Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas is located in France
Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Loire
ArrondissementLe Puy-en-Velay
CantonVelay volcanique
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Josette Arnaud
Area
1
19.31 km2 (7.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
280
 • Density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
43037 /43510
Elevation1,118–1,301 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.

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[2]) 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.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962405—    
1968427+5.4%
1975369−13.6%
1982301−18.4%
1990246−18.3%
1999236−4.1%
2006239+1.3%
2009233−2.5%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Robert Louis Stevenson [1879]. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes at Project Gutenberg
  3. ^ Castle, Alan (2007). The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (2nd ed.). Cicerone. pp. 63–64. ISBN 978-1-85284-511-7.