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Saint-Léger-Vauban is located in France
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
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Avallon
Canton Quarré-les-Tombes
 • Mayor (2001–) Gisèle Richard
Area1 33.81 km2 (13.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 431
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 89349 /89630
Elevation 325–566 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.


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


Saint-Léger-Vauban was originally named Saint Leger, then Saint-Léger-de-Fourcheret, but was renamed in 1867 in honor of Vauban, who was born there.[1]


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.


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

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  1. ^ Saint-Léger-Vauban, Cassini Database (French)

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