Villedieu-le-Château

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Villedieu-le-Château
A general view of Villedieu-le-Château
A general view of Villedieu-le-Château
Coat of arms of Villedieu-le-Château
Coat of arms
Villedieu-le-Château is located in France
Villedieu-le-Château
Villedieu-le-Château
Coordinates: 47°43′15″N 0°38′56″E / 47.7208°N 0.6489°E / 47.7208; 0.6489Coordinates: 47°43′15″N 0°38′56″E / 47.7208°N 0.6489°E / 47.7208; 0.6489
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Vendôme
Canton Montoire-sur-le-Loir
Intercommunality Pays de Ronsard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Jouanneau
Area1 29.65 km2 (11.45 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 420
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 41279 /41800
Elevation 60–133 m (197–436 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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-le-Château is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department in central France.

Geography[edit]

Villedieu-le-Château borders the commune of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir (Sarthe) and marks the most eastern extension of the département and of the Bas-Vendômois. The Niclos stream traverses the commune.

Sights[edit]

The village is dominated by the medieval fortified enceinte of a ruined medieval monastic foundation established by the Abbey of the Trinity at Vendôme. The cult of Our Lady of Pity was transferred to the 15th-century parish church, which possesses early painting on wood, and which is the site of an annual pilgrimage in September.

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