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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.

Guéret
Guéret
(French: [ɡeʁɛ]; Occitan: Garait) is a commune and the prefecture of the Creuse
Creuse
department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nouvelle-Aquitaine
region in central France.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Population 3 Sights 4 Personalities 5 International relations 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Geography[edit] A light industrial town, the largest in the department, with a big woodland and a little farming not far from the town centre. It is approximately 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Limoges
Limoges
at the junction of the D942, D940 and the N145 roads.

Map of the Creuse
Creuse
department

Population[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1962 11,384 —    

1968 12,849 +12.9%

1975 14,855 +15.6%

1982 15,720 +5.8%

1990 14,706 −6.5%

1999 14,123 −4.0%

2008 14,063 −0.4%

Sights[edit]

The church of St. Pierre and St. Paul, dating from the thirteenth century. The Hotel de Moneyroux (wrongly called "Castle of the Counts of Marche", as no count ever lived in Guéret). This building, of Gothic style, was constructed in the fifteenth century by Antoine Allard. It is now the headquarters of the General Council of the Creuse. It can be visited during public holidays. The Presidial, dating from the seventeenth century. This building houses the town hall. The Museum of the Sénatorerie. Partly built in eighteenth century, the building served as the residence of senators under Napoleon. Since 1832, the Society of Archaeological and Natural Sciences of the Creuse, one of the oldest learned societies of France
France
has been housed here. It brings together natural history collections and works of art. In 1907, the Hotel de la Sénatorerie museum was surrounded by a park and trees.[1] The war memorial. The seventeenth-century chateau of Sainte Feyrer, built on the foundations of a castle from the Middle Ages, of which there are some remains. The building of the eighteenth century was constructed by the architect Brousseau. It has an elegant staircase and the oratory is classified as an historical monument. A vast permanent labyrinth is located 3 miles (5 km) south of Guéret. Courtille lake, a recreation area south of Guéret, is an artificial lake along a shaded path. With a circumference of about 3 km, it is used for sports and leisure (running, sailing, walking) or picnicking on the grass Chabrières forest is large and stretches south of Guéret. It includes: A zoo, where one can see wolves in semi-liberty in large enclosures. Opened in 2001, it is a noted site in the field of protection of this species. There are some huge natural monoliths, such as "la Pierre Grole" linked to local myths and legends and some old granite quarries, once used mainly for cobblestones of the streets of Paris.

Personalities[edit]

The wolves of Chabrières

Antoine Varillas, an historian, was born here in 1624. Marcel Jouhandeau
Marcel Jouhandeau
(1888–1979), writer, was born here. Madeleine Chapelle (1782–1849), the wife and model of painter Dominique Ingres.[2][3] Pierre Michon
Pierre Michon
(1945), writer, spent his childhood here.

International relations[edit] Guéret
Guéret
is twinned with: Stein, Bavaria, Germany
Germany
since 1991 and Puck, Poland See also[edit]

Communes of the Creuse
Creuse
department Creuse Monts de Gueret Animal Park

References[edit]

INSEE

^ museum of Sénatorerie ^ Biographie de Ingres Archived 6 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Biographie de Madeleine Chapelle

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Guéret.

Official town website (in French)

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Creuse
department

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