Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets

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Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets
The interior of the church in Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets
The interior of the church in Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets
Coat of arms of Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets
Coat of arms
Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets is located in France
Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets
Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets
Coordinates: 47°46′31″N 0°47′39″E / 47.7753°N 0.7942°E / 47.7753; 0.7942Coordinates: 47°46′31″N 0°47′39″E / 47.7753°N 0.7942°E / 47.7753; 0.7942
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Vendôme
Canton Montoire-sur-le-Loir
Intercommunality Pays de Ronsard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maurice Loyau
Area1 1.81 km2 (0.70 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 78
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 41215 /41800
Elevation 60–67 m (197–220 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.

Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France. Lying on one of the traditional pilgrimage routes to Santiago da Compostella, across the river from the partly troglodyte hillside of Trôo, its small church of St. James the Great is celebrated for its Romanesque frescoes and western arch. The village street is minimal and the population resides mainly in outlying farms and secondary residences.

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