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Le Puy, Gironde

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Country  France
Department  Gironde
Population (2008)  393
Area  8.26 km²
Arrondissement  Langon
Region  Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Canton  Monségur
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Local time  Tuesday 6:40 AM
Le Puy, Gironde
Weather  6°C, Wind N at 5 km/h, 94% Humidity

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

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Map of 33580 Le Puy, France

Le Puy lies 65 km (40 mi) from Bordeaux on the intersection of the D15 and the D16 and 1 km (0.62 mi) from Monségur across the river Dropt.

Economy

The economy is agricultural, with wheat, sunflowers and soya being grown in recent years to complement the more traditional plums and tobacco.

The locality produces the famous Entre deux mers wine.

Mill reservoirs can provide good fishing for roach, carp and pike.

The region is well known for its cèpes (boletus mushroom).

Geography

The town lies in the Dropt basin which covers nearly 1,500 km2 (580 sq mi) in Guyenne, from Quercy to the Bordelais. The river is an affluent of the right bank of the Gironde.

The alluvial plain of the Dropt is characterized by boulbène (a soil composed of clay and sand) terraces, rising to foothills of molasse (chalky sandstone sedimentary deposits) with a few hillocks or the edges of chalky plateaus.

History

The town was a halting place on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

The Sisters of St. Joseph were founded in Le Puy in 1650 by Jesuit Priest Jean Pierre Medaille.

The town lost 10 soldiers during World War I - see:

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  • Population

    Its inhabitants are known as Puylots.

    Sights

  • Valley of the Dropt industrial dairy 1945. Manufactures butter and milk powder;
  • Archives record three windmills at Saint-Batz;
  • Parish church of Saint Anne;
  • Friday market in Monségur, a 13th-century bastide (walled town).
  • References

    Le Puy, Gironde Wikipedia


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