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The road into Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz
The road into Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz
Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz is located in France
Coordinates: 45°30′06″N 5°50′42″E / 45.5017°N 5.845°E / 45.5017; 5.845Coordinates: 45°30′06″N 5°50′42″E / 45.5017°N 5.845°E / 45.5017; 5.845
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Chambéry
Canton Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Cœur de Chartreuse
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Denis Blanquet
Area1 24.17 km2 (9.33 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,035
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 73282 /73160
Elevation 460–1,676 m (1,509–5,499 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-Thibaud-de-Couz (pronounced: [sɛ̃ tibo də ku]) is a commune of the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.


The village of Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz is located in the middle valley of the Hyères between Mont Grêle (1425 m) and Mont Outheran (1,676 m). Forests cover half of the township. The township is part of the Communauté de communes Cœur de Chartreuse.


In the eleventh century, a Breton monk named Theobaldus built for pilgrims and travelers a "Hostellerie priory", at a place called Pre Chartreux between the Gencourt and the Poulemonts. Theobaldus gave the town its name (Thibaud), we called then the town under the name of Saint Thibaud.

Full name Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz is mentioned for the first time in Latin in 1497 in the cartulary Labaudie "Parrochia Sancti theobaldi de Couz". The name Couz, which means "pass" was used to refer to the Hyères valley until the Caves parade.


After the planning of the caves parade by Charles Emmanuel II in 1670, crossing of the marshes of Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz located in the plain was still a real problem. Many travelers complained to the authorities; there was even, say, three people mired with their carriage in 1684. It was the draining of wetlands under Napoleon that allowed to borrow road Chambéry - Lyon without much difficulties.

In the late 1990s, excavations have revealed traces of prehistoric occupation, dating from the late high Palaeolithic (12 000 years BC.)

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In 2011, the municipality had 975 inhabitants.

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  • Church of Saint-Thibaud de Couz

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