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The church in Vaux-en-Beaujolais
The church in Vaux-en-Beaujolais
Vaux-en-Beaujolais is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Vaux-en-Beaujolais is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 46°03′25″N 4°35′33″E / 46.0569°N 4.5925°E / 46.0569; 4.5925Coordinates: 46°03′25″N 4°35′33″E / 46.0569°N 4.5925°E / 46.0569; 4.5925
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Villefranche-sur-Saône
Canton Canton of Gleizé
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Philibert
Area1 17.74 km2 (6.85 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 946
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 69257 /69460
Elevation 270–820 m (890–2,690 ft)
(avg. 360 m or 1,180 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.

Vaux-en-Beaujolais is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France. It is the inspiration for the fictional town of Clochemerle.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ William Rodarmor, Anna Livia, "France: A Traveler's Literary Companion", Traveler's Literary Companions vol.16, Whereabouts Press, 2008, ISBN 1-883513-18-9, p.179
  2. ^ Kevin Passmore, "From Liberalism to Fascism: The Right in a French Province, 1928-1939", Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-521-89426-3, p.104

External links

  • Vaux en Beaujolais website (in French)
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