Sauveterre, Gard

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Sauveterre
Sauveterre, with the Mont Ventoux in the background (left)
Sauveterre, with the Mont Ventoux in the background (left)
Coat of arms of Sauveterre
Coat of arms
Location of Sauveterre
Sauveterre is located in France
Sauveterre
Sauveterre
Sauveterre is located in Occitanie
Sauveterre
Sauveterre
Coordinates: 44°01′35″N 4°47′38″E / 44.0264°N 4.7938°E / 44.0264; 4.7938Coordinates: 44°01′35″N 4°47′38″E / 44.0264°N 4.7938°E / 44.0264; 4.7938
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonRoquemaure
IntercommunalityCA Grand Avignon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Demanse
Area
1
13.09 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,076
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30312 /30150
Elevation12–140 m (39–459 ft)
(avg. 98 m or 322 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sauveterre is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

The village is located between the towns of Villeneuve-les-Avignon in the south and Roquemaure in the north, and bounded by the Rhône River in the east, and the commune of Pujaut in the west.

Amenities[edit]

The village is primarily a farming community, with a dozen or so shops providing essential local foodstuffs and services, including bakeries, a hairdresser, a grocery, a video rental, two bar-restaurants, a car repair garage, a post office, the town hall and community centre, and a small modern housing development.

The main road runs along the foot of a steep escarpment on which the majority of the older houses are located in a labyrinth of steep narrow lanes. To the east of the road the farmland land is the flat former flood plain of the Rhone River, and is planted mainly with apples, melons, pumpkins, asparagus, and market garden produce from organic agriculture.

Administration[edit]

Sauveterre is part of the canton of Roquemaure that also includes the communes of Laudun, Lirac, Montfaucon, Saint-Geniès-de-Comolas, Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres, Saint-Victor-la-Coste and Tavel.

History[edit]

The village has existed as a small hamlet with a parish priest since medieval times and was annexed by Roquemaure in 1442.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962762—    
1968913+19.8%
1975911−0.2%
19821,159+27.2%
19901,378+18.9%
19991,696+23.1%
20081,853+9.3%

Sights[edit]

  • Château de Montsauve 17th century
  • Château de Varenne 1778
  • Church 19th century restored : Monumental exterior stairway, Interior : Virgin and Christ painted by Guirand de Scevola .
  • Chapel of Notre-Dame de Four, early 13th century, restored.
  • remains of a monastery: Notre-Dame-des-Fours.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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