Saint-Romain-Lachalm

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Saint-Romain-Lachalm
The château of the village of Saint-Romain-Lachalm
The château of the village of Saint-Romain-Lachalm
Location of Saint-Romain-Lachalm
Saint-Romain-Lachalm is located in France
Saint-Romain-Lachalm
Saint-Romain-Lachalm
Saint-Romain-Lachalm is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Romain-Lachalm
Saint-Romain-Lachalm
Coordinates: 45°16′01″N 4°20′06″E / 45.2669°N 4.335°E / 45.2669; 4.335Coordinates: 45°16′01″N 4°20′06″E / 45.2669°N 4.335°E / 45.2669; 4.335
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Loire
ArrondissementYssingeaux
CantonBoutières
Government
 • MayorOlivier Cigoletti
Area
1
19.02 km2 (7.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,106
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
43223 /43620
Elevation757–1,008 m (2,484–3,307 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Romain-Lachalm (Sant Roman in Occitan) is commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.

Its inhabitants are the Sans Roumis. The commune's name seems to have come from a visit by Saint Romain, combined with Lachalm referring to the abundance of thatched roofs ("la chaume", thatched roof). Until the arrival of the [aristocratic] Du Peloux family, St-Romain-Lachalm was a joint lordship. Notable monuments include the church, the chateau (privately owned) and the roadside cross. The patron saint's festival is usually the first weekend in August.

Notable people[edit]

The noble Du Peloux de Saint Romain family are the counts of Saint-Romain-Lachalm. They came from the Vivarais and St-Romain-Lachalm was part of the dowry of Aymarde de Curnieu in 1418. They restored the chateau in 1603 and added its octagonal tower. When the French Revolution came, Count Charles du Peloux and his son were condemned to death for the simple fact of being of noble lineage. They were finally pardoned thanks to numerous witnesses attesting that they were sympathetic to republican principles (they were supporters of Lafayette). Count Charles was later elected mayor. Of the 22 mayors since, 11 have been from the Du Peloux family.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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