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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
Location within Occitanie region
Lempaut is located in Occitanie
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 Le Pastel
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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