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Le Vigan, Gard

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Country  France
Department  Gard
Canton  Le Vigan
Area  17.24 km²
Local time  Tuesday 7:53 AM
Region  Occitanie
Arrondissement  Le Vigan
Intercommunality  Pays Viganais
Population  4,429 (1999)
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Weather  9°C, Wind NW at 13 km/h, 55% Humidity

Le Vigan ([lə viɡɑ̃]; Occitan: Lo Vigan) is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Contents

Map of 30120 Le Vigan, France

Geography

Le Vigan is located at the south of the Massif Central and near the Mont Aigoual, in the Arre valley.

Economy

As with many towns in the Cévennes, there were many textile industries there in the past. Several quarries south of town above Montdardier were formerly important sources of lithographic limestone. Stone from these quarries earned an honorable mention in the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Le Vigan is a tourist destination during summer time.

Personalities

  • Chevalier d'Assas (1733–1760)
  • Sergeant Triaire (1772?-1799)
  • Caroline Proust Actress (1967-)
  • Constituant Quatrefages de la Roquette
  • Sights

  • The musée cévenol shows the life in the Cévennes during the past centuries
  • The Vieux Pont is an old bridge built during the 11th century
  • The old hotel Faventines called Château d'Assas from 18th century
  • The Arboretum de la Foux and Arboretum de l'Hort de Dieu are mature arboretums
  • References

    Le Vigan, Gard Wikipedia


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