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Vaucouleurs is a commune in the Meuse department of France, located approximately 300 km (190 mi) from Paris.

Vaucouleurs
Commune
Chapelle castrale
Chapelle castrale
Vaucouleurs is located in France
Vaucouleurs
Vaucouleurs
Location within Grand Est region
Vaucouleurs is located in Grand Est
Vaucouleurs
Vaucouleurs
Coordinates: 48°36′09″N 5°39′57″E / 48.6025°N 5.6658°E / 48.6025; 5.6658Coordinates: 48°36′09″N 5°39′57″E / 48.6025°N 5.6658°E / 48.6025; 5.6658
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementCommercy
CantonVaucouleurs
IntercommunalityVal des Couleurs
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilles Varnier
Area139 km2 (15 sq mi)
Population (1999)22,289
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code55533 /55140
Elevation242–372 m (794–1,220 ft)
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.

Joan of Arc stayed in Vaucouleurs for several months during 1428 and 1429 while she sought permission to visit the royal court of Charles VII of France.

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