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The village of Tallard
The village of Tallard
Coat of arms of Tallard
Coat of arms
Tallard is located in France
Coordinates: 44°27′45″N 6°03′19″E / 44.4625°N 6.0553°E / 44.4625; 6.0553Coordinates: 44°27′45″N 6°03′19″E / 44.4625°N 6.0553°E / 44.4625; 6.0553
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Gap
Canton Tallard
Intercommunality Tallard–Barcillonnette
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Arnaud
Area1 15.02 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,909
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 05170 /05130
Elevation 570–1,121 m (1,870–3,678 ft)
(avg. 604 m or 1,982 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.

Tallard is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.


Tallard is 20 km (12 mi) to the south of Gap and on the road from Gap to Marseille. The motorway A51 ends just to the south of the village at La Saulce. The village is 21 km (13 mi) away from La Bâtie-Vieille and is also home to the Internationally renowned Gap-Tallard Aerodrome, home of CERPS Skydiving Club and French military parachute training.


From 2001 to 2008 - Jean-Michel Arnaud. Arnaud is a member of the Union for French Democracy (UDF) party, Chair of the Association of Hautes-Alpes Mayors, a member of the National Office of the Association of French Mayors, a member of the national office of UDF and farmer. He was a Tallard councillor from 1998 with responsibility for roads and the airport.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 935 —    
1968 1,063 +13.7%
1975 1,092 +2.7%
1982 1,155 +5.8%
1990 1,187 +2.8%
1999 1,298 +9.4%
2008 1,909 +47.1%

Inhabitants are called Tallardiens.

Tour de France[edit]

In 2007, Tallard was the start for the 229.5 km (142.6 mi) stage 10 of the Tour de France to Marseille.

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