Beaumes-de-Venise

Beaumes-de-Venise (Occitan: Baumas de Venisa) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Beaumes-de-Venise
Chapel with Mont Ventoux in the background
Chapel with Mont Ventoux in the background
Coat of arms of Beaumes-de-Venise
Coat of arms
Location of Beaumes-de-Venise
Beaumes-de-Venise is located in France
Beaumes-de-Venise
Beaumes-de-Venise
Beaumes-de-Venise is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Beaumes-de-Venise
Beaumes-de-Venise
Coordinates: 44°07′25″N 5°01′52″E / 44.1236°N 5.0311°E / 44.1236; 5.0311Coordinates: 44°07′25″N 5°01′52″E / 44.1236°N 5.0311°E / 44.1236; 5.0311
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementCarpentras
CantonMonteux
IntercommunalityVentoux-Comtat Venaissin
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jérôme Bouletin[1]
Area
1
18.89 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
2,398
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84012 /84190
Elevation44–442 m (144–1,450 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

NameEdit

The word "beaumes" comes from the Provençal word bauma meaning "cave" or "grotto". The surrounding hills have many of these caves that were inhabited during the Iron Age.

WineEdit

The village gives its name to a sweet wine appellation, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise. It also gives its name to a drier red wine, formerly Côtes du Rhone Villages Beaumes-de-Venise, now AC Beaumes-de-Venise.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.