Le Puy, Doubs

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Le Puy
Le Puy is located in France
Le Puy
Le Puy
Coordinates: 47°20′46″N 6°13′44″E / 47.3461°N 6.2289°E / 47.3461; 6.2289Coordinates: 47°20′46″N 6°13′44″E / 47.3461°N 6.2289°E / 47.3461; 6.2289
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Besançon
Canton Roulans
Intercommunality Vaîte-Aigremont
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Bermont
Area1 3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 102
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25474 /25640
Elevation 297–375 m (974–1,230 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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 Puy is a commune in the department of Doubs in the eastern French region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

Geography[edit]

The village of Le Puy lies 16 km (9.9 mi) from Besançon on Route D115 and 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Roulans. It is close to its intersection with the D336 on the east and the A36 on the west.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants of Le Puy are known as Puylots.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 48 —    
1968 41 −14.6%
1975 35 −14.6%
1982 45 +28.6%
1990 48 +6.7%
1999 46 −4.2%
2008 81 +76.1%
2012 102 +25.9%

Sights[edit]

The chapel of Notre-Dame de la Délivrance was erected in 1854 by the parishioners in thanksgiving to Our Lady for being spared from a cholera epidemic. An outdoor mass is celebrated on the Sunday nearest the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December each year.

Etymology[edit]

The village is labeled le Puits (French: the Well) on the Cassini map. The French le Puy usually correlates to the Provençal word Puech (an isolated hill). Here, as the Cassini map shows, it refers to the local wells.

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External links[edit]

All sites are in French, unless otherwise indicated.