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Vayres, Gironde

Vayres
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Vayres
Coat of arms
Location of Vayres
Vayres is located in France
Vayres
Vayres
Vayres is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Vayres
Vayres
Coordinates: 44°53′53″N 0°18′47″W / 44.8981°N 0.3131°W / 44.8981; -0.3131
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLibourne
CantonLe Libournais-Fronsadais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hélène Maidon
Area
1
14.46 km2 (5.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
3,956
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33539 /33870
Elevation2–39 m (6.6–128.0 ft)
(avg. 12 m or 39 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,853—    
19681,845−0.4%
19752,295+24.4%
19822,361+2.9%
19902,491+5.5%
19992,631+5.6%
20083,280+24.7%

Sights

  • The Château de Vayres (Vayres Castle). It was remodeled by the 16th-century French engineer Louis de Foix, deceased 1611.
Aerial view of the chateau

The castle was sold in 1583 by King Henry III of Navarre largely ruined, to Ogier de Gourgue, in charge of the treasury of Guyenne, a friend of philosopher and political thinker Michel de Montaigne. Ogier de Gourge commissioned a well-known architect, Louis de Foix, who was building the Cordouan lighthouse and had worked for a few years for the king of Spain Philip II.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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