Le Crest

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Le Crest
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Le Crest is located in France
Le Crest
Le Crest
Coordinates: 45°41′07″N 3°07′39″E / 45.685346°N 3.127384°E / 45.685346; 3.127384Coordinates: 45°41′07″N 3°07′39″E / 45.685346°N 3.127384°E / 45.685346; 3.127384
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Clermont-Ferrand
Canton Canton of Veyre-Monton
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Les Cheires
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Carriot
Area1 6.84 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,128
 • Density 160/km2 (430/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 63126 / 63450
Elevation 366–653 m (1,201–2,142 ft)
(avg. 608 m or 1,995 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 Crest is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France. Anton Docher, "The Padre of Isleta", was born in Le Crest in 1852.

In popular culture[edit]

Samuel Gance's novel, Anton ou la trajectoire d'un père, which tells the adventurous life of father Anton Docher, takes place largely in the village[1] and describes the life of the wine growers of the 19th century.

The activities of the World War II resistance in Le Crest were the subject of the third series of the 1989 television drama Wish Me Luck.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Samuel Gance. Anton ou la trajectoire d'un père. L'Harmattan, 2013, p.1-52 et p.101-110.