Villedieu, Vaucluse

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The square in front of the town hall, in Villedieu
The square in front of the town hall, in Villedieu
Coat of arms of Villedieu
Coat of arms
Villedieu is located in France
Coordinates: 44°17′04″N 5°02′08″E / 44.2844°N 5.0356°E / 44.2844; 5.0356Coordinates: 44°17′04″N 5°02′08″E / 44.2844°N 5.0356°E / 44.2844; 5.0356
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Carpentras
Canton Vaison-la-Romaine
Intercommunality Pays Voconces
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Tardieu
Area1 11.38 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 521
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84146 /84110
Elevation 176–443 m (577–1,453 ft)
(avg. 280 m or 920 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.

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

A local legend says that the penitents asked to Alice Colonieu to make a statue of the Virgin and to install on the back of a house in Villedieu. This set of Renaissance style, decorated with a king scallop is called the " Virgin of the Smile" and is still visible in Villedieu.[1]

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  1. ^ Gazette de Villedieu n°10 du 1er mai et n°12 du 4 juillet 2002