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Coordinates: 43°43′09″N 4°19′26″E / 43.71916°N 4.324°E / 43.71916; 4.324

Commune of Beauvoisin

BoisvoisinTemple.JPG
The centre of the town
Location
Beauvoisin, Gard is located in France
Beauvoisin, Gard
Administration
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Vauvert
Intercommunality Petite-Camargue
Mayor Bernard Chassang
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 1–128 m (3.3–420 ft)
(avg. 69 m/230 ft)
Land area1 27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)
Population2 3,317  (2006)
 - Density 119 /km2 (310 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 30033/ 30640
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Beauvoisin is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Beauvoisin is a small southern village with a post office, bar, newsagent, grocers, butchers and a couple of bakeries. It's quite famous for bull games in the city streets and the arenas. Unlike Spanish bull fighting, the game in Gard is to retrieve decorations that are attached to the bulls horns. The idea is to be quick and nimble and to demonstrate your bravery rather than to kill or gain a victory over a bull. Throughout the streets you will also see Empègue which appear annually in designs that reflect the local culture.[1]

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Population

Historic buildings

The castle was an early building being constructed in 1067 for the Knights Templar. The other most notable building is the Temple which was built on the ruins of an old church. This building was completed in 1834.

References

  1. ^ Beauvoisin 2008, translation, accessed 15 August 2008

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