Villedieu, Vaucluse

Villedieu (French pronunciation: ​[vildjø]; Occitan: Viladieu) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Villedieu
The square in front of the town hall, in Villedieu
The square in front of the town hall, in Villedieu
Coat of arms of Villedieu
Coat of arms
Location of Villedieu
Villedieu is located in France
Villedieu
Villedieu
Villedieu is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Villedieu
Villedieu
Coordinates: 44°17′04″N 5°02′08″E / 44.2844°N 5.0356°E / 44.2844; 5.0356Coordinates: 44°17′04″N 5°02′08″E / 44.2844°N 5.0356°E / 44.2844; 5.0356
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementCarpentras
CantonVaison-la-Romaine
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Joël Bouffies[1]
Area
1
11.38 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
491
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84146 /84110
Elevation176–443 m (577–1,453 ft)
(avg. 280 m or 920 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

A local legend says that the penitents asked to Alice Colonieu to make a statue of the Virgin and to install on the back of a house in Villedieu. This set of Renaissance style, decorated with a king scallop is called the " Virgin of the Smile" and is still visible in Villedieu.[3]

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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. ^ Gazette de Villedieu n°10 du 1er mai et n°12 du 4 juillet 2002