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The Château de Padiès, in Lempaut
The Château de Padiès, in Lempaut
Coat of arms of Lempaut
Coat of arms
Lempaut is located in France
Coordinates: 43°31′44″N 2°03′56″E / 43.5289°N 2.0656°E / 43.5289; 2.0656Coordinates: 43°31′44″N 2°03′56″E / 43.5289°N 2.0656°E / 43.5289; 2.0656
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Puylaurens
Intercommunality Lauragais-Revel-Sorezois
Area1 14.18 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 674
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81142 /81700
Elevation 170–245 m (558–804 ft)
(avg. 179 m or 587 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.

Lempaut is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

In Lempaut is the extraordinary Château de Padiès, a castle unique for its architecture, it looks like a Toulouse private mansion shipped to the countryside. It is a witness to the great periods of trade in pastel ( situated in the Lauragais), it has evolved over the centuries to a renaissance architectural style while still maintaining the aspect of its massive towers of defense. But the great particularity of the place, it's now becoming a place dedicated to promoting the arts in all their forms: painting, sculpture, music, cinema, photography.

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