Saint-Léger-Vauban

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Saint-Léger-Vauban
The town hall in Saint-Léger-Vauban
The town hall in Saint-Léger-Vauban
Coat of arms of Saint-Léger-Vauban
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Léger-Vauban
Saint-Léger-Vauban is located in France
Saint-Léger-Vauban
Saint-Léger-Vauban
Saint-Léger-Vauban is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Saint-Léger-Vauban
Saint-Léger-Vauban
Coordinates: 47°23′16″N 4°02′30″E / 47.3878°N 4.0417°E / 47.3878; 4.0417Coordinates: 47°23′16″N 4°02′30″E / 47.3878°N 4.0417°E / 47.3878; 4.0417
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentYonne
ArrondissementAvallon
CantonAvallon
Government
 • Mayor (2001–) Gisèle Richard
Area
1
33.81 km2 (13.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
369
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
89349 /89630
Elevation325–566 m (1,066–1,857 ft)
(avg. 447 m or 1,467 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Léger-Vauban is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France.

It lies within the Parc naturel régional du Morvan.

Geography[edit]

The town is situated between Rouvray and Quarré-les-Tombes. The nearest large town is Avallon.

History[edit]

The town was originally named Saint Leger, then Saint-Léger-de-Fourcheret until 1867, when Napoleon III issued an Imperial decree renaming it Saint-Léger-de-Vauban, after the French military engineer Vauban, who was born there in 1633.[2]

Sights[edit]

The church was restored in 1865 and has a functional bell tower. Saint-Léger-Vauban is also home to the Abbaye de la Pierre Qui Vire, and the Chateau de Rueres.

Economy[edit]

Saint-Léger's primary economic activity is farming, though there are several small shops, a post office, school, and multiple cheese makers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Vauban 1633-1707". Histoire pour Tous (in French). Retrieved 5 January 2019.

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