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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vaugines
Coat of arms
Vaugines is located in France
Coordinates: 43°46′47″N 5°24′55″E / 43.7797°N 5.4153°E / 43.7797; 5.4153Coordinates: 43°46′47″N 5°24′55″E / 43.7797°N 5.4153°E / 43.7797; 5.4153
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Cheval-Blanc
Intercommunality Portes du Luberon
Area1 15.55 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 573
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84140 /84160
Elevation 211–902 m (692–2,959 ft)
(avg. 750 m or 2,460 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.

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

It lies on the southern slopes of the Luberon Massif. It is a very old and isolated village.

Vaugines has preserved its Provençal style, with its peaceful decorated lanes of traditional stone rural houses. The countryside surrounding Vaugines is wild and typical of Provence, and was chosen by film director Claude Berri for the filming of parts of his adaptions of Marcel Pagnol's novels Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources.

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