Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols

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Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols is located in France
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols
Coordinates: 44°06′07″N 5°08′15″E / 44.1019°N 5.1375°E / 44.1019; 5.1375Coordinates: 44°06′07″N 5°08′15″E / 44.1019°N 5.1375°E / 44.1019; 5.1375
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementCarpentras
CantonPernes-les-Fontaines
IntercommunalityVentoux-Comtat Venaissin
Government
 • Mayor (Present) Ghislain Gricourt
Area
1
4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
489
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84115 /84330
Elevation180–362 m (591–1,188 ft)
(avg. 212 m or 696 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.
Mont Ventoux, view from Avignon 30 miles away

Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Its inhabitants are known as vassoliens (male) and vassoliennes (female).

It is the birthplace of Blaise Francois Pagan (1603-1665), a French soldier and military engineer. His work Les Fortifications was the dominant text of its era on military fortifications and a significant influence on Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban.[1]

The village is located near Mont Ventoux, often used as a stage on the Tour de France; one of the toughest climbs in professional cycling, the British cyclist Tom Simpson died here in 1967. Other tourist attractions include a caravan site. [2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Page, Jean-Denis (Oct 20, 2009). Vauban and the French Military Under Louis XIV: An Illustrated History of Fortifications and Strategies. McFarland. pp. 71–72.
  2. ^ "Séjour d'exception au pied du mont ventoux". Roulotte Provence. Retrieved 12 January 2019.