Vayres, Gironde

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Vayres
Chateau
Chateau
Location of Vayres
Vayres is located in France
Vayres
Vayres
Vayres is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Vayres
Vayres
Coordinates: 44°53′53″N 0°18′47″W / 44.8981°N 0.3131°W / 44.8981; -0.3131Coordinates: 44°53′53″N 0°18′47″W / 44.8981°N 0.3131°W / 44.8981; -0.3131
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLibourne
CantonLe Libournais-Fronsadais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hélène Maidon
Area
1
14.46 km2 (5.58 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
3,543
 • Density250/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33539 /33870
Elevation2–39 m (6.6–128.0 ft)
(avg. 12 m or 39 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.

Vayres is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,853—    
19681,845−0.4%
19752,295+24.4%
19822,361+2.9%
19902,491+5.5%
19992,631+5.6%
20083,280+24.7%

Sights[edit]

Aerial view of the chateau

The castle was sold in 1583 by King Henry III of Navarre largely ruined, to Ogier de Gourgue, in charge of the treasury of Guyenne, a friend of philosopher and political thinker Michel de Montaigne. Ogier de Gourge commissioned a well-known architect, Louis de Foix, who was building the Cordouan lighthouse and had worked for a few years for the king of Spain Philip II.

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