Vinsobres

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Vinsobres
Commune
Vinsobres seen from the west
Vinsobres seen from the west
Vinsobres is located in France
Vinsobres
Vinsobres
Coordinates: 44°20′05″N 5°03′43″E / 44.3347°N 5.0619°E / 44.3347; 5.0619Coordinates: 44°20′05″N 5°03′43″E / 44.3347°N 5.0619°E / 44.3347; 5.0619
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Nyons
Canton Nyons
Intercommunality Val d'Eygues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Cornud
Area1 35.42 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,101
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 26377 /26110
Elevation 184–520 m (604–1,706 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.

Vinsobres is a commune in the Drôme department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

Vinsobles is located 9 km south-west of Nyons, 14 km north-east of Tulette, 12 km south-east of Valréas, and 15 km north of Vaison-la-Romaine.

The neighbouring communes are Mirabel-aux-Baronnies and Saint-Maurice-sur-Eygues.

History[edit]

Alphonse de Bounard was the Marquis of Archimbaud, Lord of Roquebrune, Vérone and Vinsobres, Baron of Montguers and royalist member of parliament for Nyons.

According to the tradition he was descended from the Cort Palatine and Italian painter, Arcimboldo.

Toponymy[edit]

The oldest form is de Vinzobrio, attested in 1137. It is made up of the root, vintio-, which originates from the pre-Celtic vin-t (height), and from the Celtic suffix briga (mountain).[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1911 1,228 —    
1962 705 −42.6%
1968 754 +7.0%
1975 807 +7.0%
1982 911 +12.9%
1990 1,062 +16.6%
1999 1,089 +2.5%
2008 1,101 +1.1%

Sights[edit]

  • The ruins of a castle keep tower over the village, and the remains of the medieval enclosure and one gate, known as the "Portalou" can also be seen.
  • La Touche, Deurre and the Château of Véronne: are all fortified houses dating from the Modern Period.

Economy[edit]

Croquettes de Vinsobres

Wine[edit]

Vinsobres is an appellation for red wine since 2006.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieux en France, Éd. Larousse, 1968, p. 1958.