Gigondas

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Coordinates: 44°09′53″N5°00′19″E / 44.1647°N 5.0053°E / 44.1647; 5.0053 Coordinates: 44°09′53″N5°00′19″E / 44.1647°N 5.0053°E / 44.1647; 5.0053
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Carpentras
Canton Vaison-la-Romaine
Intercommunality Ventoux-Comtat Venaissin
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Michel Meffre
Area
1
27.14 km2 (10.48 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
467
  Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84049 /84190
Elevation87–698 m (285–2,290 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gigondas (French pronunciation:  [ʒiɡɔ̃das] ; Occitan : Gigondàs) is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

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Geography

Gigondas lies in between Vacqueyras and Sablet at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains.

Wine

While the village was known for its 'eau purgative de Montmirail' in the 19th century, it is now known for wines. Gigondas AOC wine is produced in Gigondas.

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.