Preuilly-sur-Claise

Preuilly-sur-Claise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

Preuilly-sur-Claise
The church of Our Lady, in Preuilly-sur-Claise
The church of Our Lady, in Preuilly-sur-Claise
Coat of arms of Preuilly-sur-Claise
Coat of arms
Location of Preuilly-sur-Claise
Preuilly-sur-Claise is located in France
Preuilly-sur-Claise
Preuilly-sur-Claise
Preuilly-sur-Claise is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Preuilly-sur-Claise
Preuilly-sur-Claise
Coordinates: 46°51′20″N 0°55′46″E / 46.8556°N 0.9294°E / 46.8556; 0.9294Coordinates: 46°51′20″N 0°55′46″E / 46.8556°N 0.9294°E / 46.8556; 0.9294
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementLoches
CantonDescartes
IntercommunalityCC Loches Sud Touraine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Bertucelli
Area
1
12.00 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
1,003
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37189 /37290
Elevation67–137 m (220–449 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

SituationEdit

Preuilly-sur-Claise is situated at the extreme south of the Touraine at crossroad of Berry (Indre) and Poitou (Vienne) on the Claise river. The village lies 24 km from Descartes, 30 km from Le Blanc, 34 km from Châtellerault and 35 km from Loches. The largest city in Indre et Loire is Tours, and the other biggest one outside the department is Poitiers (Poitou)

HistoryEdit

In 1814, Preuilly-sur-Claise annexed the commune of Saint-Michel-du-Bois.

Preuilly Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, was founded here in the year 1001. It was suppressed in 1791 during the French Revolution, but the Romanesque abbey church dedicated to Saint Peter has survived.[2]

EducationEdit

A kindergarten, a grade school and a secondary school (Collège Gaston Defferre) (Public) and another private secondary school (Collège Notre-Dame)

SportEdit

A football stadium, two tennis courts, a basketball court, minigolf site and a Pétanque ground are situated near the river. The camping site is near the swimming pool and a green area with a pond and games for children. A gymnasium with a climbing wall permit diverse sports practising like badminton, basketball, handball, football, tennis, ping pong. Community youth center welcomed diverse activities like dance, gymnastics, yoga, body building.

Racing cyclist Léon Georget"The Father of the Bol d'Or" — was born in Preuilly-sur-Claise.

TransportEdit

Direct bus from/to Tours (G line) 2 times per day for less than €2.(about an hour and a half from Preuilly to the Tours'station), Bus to Loches too (LMA line)

ActivitiesEdit

Children's outdoor activity centre is opened for children from 3 to 16 years old on Easter Holidays and summer holidays.

HealthEdit

Doctor, dentists, chemists, optician, speech therapist, staff nurse. There's too a vet.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,635—    
18001,649+0.9%
18061,587−3.8%
18211,956+23.3%
18312,131+8.9%
18362,143+0.6%
18412,264+5.6%
18462,362+4.3%
18512,374+0.5%
18562,173−8.5%
18612,194+1.0%
18662,150−2.0%
18722,039−5.2%
18762,008−1.5%
18812,029+1.0%
18862,106+3.8%
18911,980−6.0%
18961,957−1.2%
19011,978+1.1%
19061,926−2.6%
19112,052+6.5%
19211,785−13.0%
19261,741−2.5%
19311,700−2.4%
19361,601−5.8%
19461,629+1.7%
19541,546−5.1%
19621,506−2.6%
19681,579+4.8%
19751,603+1.5%
19821,553−3.1%
19901,427−8.1%
19991,290−9.6%
20061,120−13.2%
20091,075−4.0%

[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Structurae.net Église Saint-Pierre de Preuilly-sur-Claise