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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.

Street in Vallabrègues

Vallabrègues is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Population 3 Features 4 Culture 5 See also 6 References

Geography[edit] Vallabrègues is the only commune of the Gard department located on the left bank of the Rhône River. It is located opposite the part of the territory of the commune of Beaucaire close to the confluence of the Gardon. Its closest town is Tarascon, where the Festival of the Tarasque monster is held every year on the last Sunday of June. Vallabrègues is about a 20 minute drive from Tarascon. It is also near the towns of Nîmes, Arles and Avignon. The area enjoys around 200 days of sunshine a year, and has a dry but warm Mediterranean climate. Population[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1962 1,078 —    

1968 1,082 +0.4%

1975 918 −15.2%

1982 960 +4.6%

1990 1,016 +5.8%

1999 1,197 +17.8%

2008 1,298 +8.4%

Features[edit] Vallabrègues has a small dock for boats traveling on the Rhône River and has tennis courts, a swimming pool, and the "Lac de Vallabrègues", a small pond surrounded by grass and a trail for walking. The mayor's office is located alongside the kindergarten-primary school, and next to the post office and local church that surround the town square where markets are often held on Saturdays. There is one main supermarket, the "Coccinelle" (lit. "ladybug"), and also the traditional South of France open-air markets on the weekends. People enjoy playing pétanque, or boules in the sandy areas under shady trees near the town center. The streets of Vallabregues are too narrow for cars, and most villagers get around by bicycle. Culture[edit] Basket weaving is traditional and unique to Vallabrègues. They hold a festival every year and home-made baskets are displayed in front of houses. There are many shops selling baskets and even a museum commemorating the unique tradition of the village. Vallabrègues used to be the biggest basket-producer in France, back when baskets were widely in use for transport, carrying etc. The village's proximity to the Rhône River ensured that willows grew near the village that were used for basket weaving after soaking. Nowadays, though, basket-weaving is fast disappearing. This is why, in 1990, Vallabrègues decided to hold a festival and parade every year, bringing basket-makers from all over Europe in a giant fair that gives an identity to an otherwise seemingly typical Provence town. However, Vallabregues is also captured in time because of the 2003 floods, "inondation" in French. Since then no new building is permitted in the town, because even though there are sophisticated warning systems to keep occupants safe the town is almost directly opposite where the river Gard enters the Rhone.[1] See also[edit]

Communes of the Gard department

References[edit]

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Communes of the Gard department

Aigaliers Aigremont Aigues-Mortes Aigues-Vives Aiguèze Aimargues Alès Allègre-les-Fumades Alzon Anduze Les Angles Aramon Argilliers Arpaillargues-et-Aureillac Arphy Arre Arrigas Aspères Aubais Aubord Aubussargues Aujac Aujargues Aulas Aumessas Avèze Bagard Bagnols-sur-Cèze Barjac Baron La Bastide-d'Engras Beaucaire Beauvoisin Bellegarde Belvézet Bernis Bessèges Bez-et-Esparon Bezouce Blandas Blauzac Boisset-et-Gaujac Boissières Bonnevaux Bordezac Boucoiran-et-Nozières Bouillargues Bouquet Bourdic Bragassargues Branoux-les-Taillades Bréau-et-Salagosse Brignon Brouzet-lès-Alès Brouzet-lès-Quissac La Bruguière Cabrières La Cadière-et-Cambo Le Cailar Caissargues La Calmette Calvisson Campestre-et-Luc Canaules-et-Argentières Cannes-et-Clairan La Capelle-et-Masmolène Cardet Carnas Carsan Cassagnoles Castelnau-Valence Castillon-du-Gard Causse-Bégon Caveirac Cavillargues Cendras Chambon Chamborigaud Chusclan Clarensac Codognan Codolet Collias Collorgues Colognac Combas Comps Concoules Congénies Connaux Conqueyrac Corbès Corconne Cornillon Courry Crespian Cros Cruviers-Lascours Deaux Dions Domazan Domessargues Dourbies Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac Estézargues L'Estréchure Euzet Flaux Foissac Fons Fons-sur-Lussan Fontanès Fontarèches Fournès Fourques Fressac Gagnières Gailhan Gajan Gallargues-le-Montueux Le Garn Garons Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie Gaujac Générac Générargues Génolhac Goudargues La Grand-Combe Le Grau-du-Roi Issirac Jonquières-Saint-Vincent Junas Lamelouze Langlade Lanuéjols Lasalle Laudun-l'Ardoise Laval-Pradel Laval-Saint-Roman Lecques Lédenon Lédignan Lézan Liouc Lirac Logrian-Florian Lussan Les Mages Malons-et-Elze Mandagout Manduel Marguerittes Mars Martignargues Le Martinet Maruéjols-lès-Gardon Massanes Massillargues-Attuech Mauressargues Méjannes-le-Clap Méjannes-lès-Alès Meynes Meyrannes Mialet Milhaud Molières-Cavaillac Molières-sur-Cèze Monoblet Mons Montagnac Montaren-et-Saint-Médiers Montclus Montdardier Monteils Montfaucon Montfrin Montignargues Montmirat Montpezat Moulézan Moussac Mus Nages-et-Solorgues Navacelles Ners Nîmes Notre-Dame-de-la-Rouvière Orsan Orthoux-Sérignac-Quilhan Parignargues Peyremale Peyrolles Le Pin Les Plans Les Plantiers Pommiers Pompignan Ponteils-et-Brésis Pont-Saint-Esprit Portes Potelières Pougnadoresse Poulx Pouzilhac Puechredon Pujaut Quissac Redessan Remoulins Revens Ribaute-les-Tavernes Rivières Robiac-Rochessadoule Rochefort-du-Gard Rochegude Rodilhan Rogues Roquedur Roquemaure La Roque-sur-Cèze Rousson La Rouvière Sabran Saint-Alexandre Saint-Ambroix Saint-André-de-Majencoules Saint-André-de-Roquepertuis Saint-André-de-Valborgne Saint-André-d'Olérargues Saint-Bauzély Saint-Bénézet Saint-Bonnet-de-Salendrinque Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard Saint-Brès Saint-Bresson Saint-Césaire-de-Gauzignan Saint-Chaptes Saint-Christol-de-Rodières Saint-Christol-lès-Alès Saint-Clément Saint-Côme-et-Maruéjols Saint-Denis Saint-Dézéry Saint-Dionisy Sainte-Anastasie Sainte-Cécile-d'Andorge Sainte-Croix-de-Caderle Saint-Étienne-de-l'Olm Saint-Étienne-des-Sorts Saint-Félix-de-Pallières Saint-Florent-sur-Auzonnet Saint-Geniès-de-Comolas Saint-Geniès-de-Malgoirès Saint-Gervais Saint-Gervasy Saint-Gilles Saint-Hilaire-de-Brethmas Saint-Hilaire-d'Ozilhan Saint-Hippolyte-de-Caton Saint-Hippolyte-de-Montaigu Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort Saint-Jean-de-Ceyrargues Saint-Jean-de-Crieulon Saint-Jean-de-Maruéjols-et-Avéjan Saint-Jean-de-Serres Saint-Jean-de-Valériscle Saint-Jean-du-Gard Saint-Jean-du-Pin Saint-Julien-de-Cassagnas Saint-Julien-de-la-Nef Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas Saint-Julien-les-Rosiers Saint-Just-et-Vacquières Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze Saint-Laurent-de-Carnols Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres Saint-Laurent-la-Vernède Saint-Laurent-le-Minier Saint-Mamert-du-Gard Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret Saint-Martial Saint-Martin-de-Valgalgues Saint-Maurice-de-Cazevieille Saint-Maximin Saint-Michel-d'Euzet Saint-Nazaire Saint-Nazaire-des-Gardies Saint-Paulet-de-Caisson Saint-Paul-la-Coste Saint-Paul-les-Fonts Saint-Pons-la-Calm Saint-Privat-de-Champclos Saint-Privat-des-Vieux Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie Saint-Roman-de-Codières Saint-Sauveur-Camprieu Saint-Sébastien-d'Aigrefeuille Saint-Siffret Saint-Théodorit Saint-Victor-de-Malcap Saint-Victor-des-Oules Saint-Victor-la-Coste Salazac Salindres Salinelles Les Salles-du-Gardon Sanilhac-Sagriès Sardan Saumane Sauve Sauveterre Sauzet Savignargues Saze Sénéchas Sernhac Servas Serviers-et-Labaume Seynes Sommières Soudorgues Soustelle Souvignargues Sumène Tavel Tharaux Théziers Thoiras Tornac Tresques Trèves Uchaud Uzès Vabres Vallabrègues Vallabrix Vallérargues Valleraugue Valliguières Vauvert Vénéjan Verfeuil Vergèze La Vernarède Vers-Pont-du-Gard Vestric-et-Candiac Vézénobres Vic-le-Fesq Le Vigan Villeneuve-lès-Avignon Villevieille Vissec

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