Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut

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Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut is located in France
Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut
Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut
Coordinates: 44°49′20″N 4°34′50″E / 44.8222°N 4.5806°E / 44.8222; 4.5806Coordinates: 44°49′20″N 4°34′50″E / 44.8222°N 4.5806°E / 44.8222; 4.5806
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Privas
Canton Haut-Eyrieux
Intercommunality Eyrieux aux Serres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Beyron
Area1 11.54 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,149
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 07295 /07190
Elevation 190–757 m (623–2,484 ft)
(avg. 216 m or 709 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-Sauveur-de-Montagut is a commune of the Ardèche department in southern France.

The rivers Eyrieux, Gluyere and Auzène flow through the town.

Sights[edit]

Ruins of an early-medieval castle (which was used as a watch tower/outpost) on one of the hills are the main historical remnant of what is one of France's most sparsely populated areas.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,625 —    
1968 1,650 +1.5%
1975 1,615 −2.1%
1982 1,439 −10.9%
1990 1,396 −3.0%
1999 1,248 −10.6%
2008 1,149 −7.9%

Culture[edit]

Protestantism is strong in the town, with the town having both a Protestant temple and a Roman Catholic church.

Economy[edit]

Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut had quite a large textile industry, but in modern times there are hardly any factories left. However, a medium-sized plant nursery now exists, along with a nursing home, a mineral water producer, a comprehensive school and one of the best ice-cream factories in France (http://www.terre-adelice.eu).

Tourism[edit]

In the summer months many tourists, mainly from the Netherlands, flock to the town where attractions such as la Plage (an artificial beach), a canoe-kayak centre and various paths for hiking/walking make the town a very good tourist spot. There are also two camp sites in the town, one in the outskirts and one in the small suburb of le Moulinon. There are also tourist cottages and other settlements such as the hamlet Maléon which also make up the town.

Further reading[edit]

1. Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut, Evolution D'Une Petite Commune Rurale en Ardèche, Elie Reynier 1996 (Editions Empire & Royaume: Valence)

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