Vacqueyras

Vacqueyras (Occitan: Vacairaç) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Vacqueyras

Vaqueiras
The church of Vacqueyras
The church of Vacqueyras
Coat of arms of Vacqueyras
Coat of arms
Location of Vacqueyras
Vacqueyras is located in France
Vacqueyras
Vacqueyras
Vacqueyras is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Vacqueyras
Vacqueyras
Coordinates: 44°08′17″N 4°58′59″E / 44.138°N 4.9831°E / 44.138; 4.9831Coordinates: 44°08′17″N 4°58′59″E / 44.138°N 4.9831°E / 44.138; 4.9831
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementCarpentras
CantonVaison-la-Romaine
IntercommunalityCA Ventoux-Comtat Venaissin
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Philippe Bouteiller[1]
Area
1
8.97 km2 (3.46 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
1,274
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84136 /84190
Elevation68–254 m (223–833 ft)
(avg. 147 m or 482 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vacqueyras is also the name of an Appellation for a wine from the Côtes du Rhône.

GeographyEdit

AccessEdit

Departmental Route 8 arrives at the north of the commune, then Departmental Route 7 traverses the commune on a north-south axis, forking to the southeast near Beaumes-de-Venise. Departmental route 52 then continues on to the south.

Departmental Route 233 leaves at the east near Peyre's Wood.

Neighbouring communesEdit

TerrainEdit

Containing many alternating little valleys of minimal depth and plains + hills to the east, (261 m to the Muse), the extremity is at the Dentelles de Montmirail.

GeologyEdit

The Dentelles de Montmirail are the furthest west of the Massif des Baronnies and constitute the first advance of the Alps into the Rhone Valley.

Rocky stones from the Late Jurassic (Tithonian) period with clay-limestone soil dominate the area.

HydrographyEdit

The small stream Limade[3] passes to the north of and flows into the Ouvèze, which passes to the west.

The Canal de Carpentras crosses the commune, built in 1856, and irrigates the commune, graced by a network of fillioles.

PlantsEdit

Mediterranean plants on the Dentelles de Montmirail compare to those from the Alpilles in many places. One can rediscover there aromatic plants (thyme, rosemary, fennel, lavander), Evergreen Oaks and Provençal White Pines (Aleppo Pines), etc.

Vines grow well on the coasts but also in the stony plains, in high terraces.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20051,019—    
20061,048+2.8%
20071,060+1.1%
20081,056−0.4%
20091,053−0.3%
20101,050−0.3%
20111,076+2.5%
20121,085+0.8%
20131,144+5.4%
20141,202+5.1%
20151,260+4.8%
20161,292+2.5%

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.
  3. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Ruisseau de la Limade (V6050700)".