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Coordinates: 50°06′29″N 2°15′37″E / 50.108056°N 2.260278°E / 50.108056; 2.260278

Commune of Candas

Candas is located in France
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Bernaville
Intercommunality Bernavillois
Mayor Dominique Hersin
Elevation 97–166 m (318–545 ft)
(avg. 146 m/479 ft)
Land area1 17.27 km2 (6.67 sq mi)
Population2 1,011  (2006)
 - Density 59 /km2 (150 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80168/ 80750
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.

Candas is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.



Candas is situated on the D31 and D49 crossroads, some 21 miles (34 km) north of Amiens.

Places of interest

  • Fanchon’s windmill [1]

The sails stopped turning in 1923, on the death of the last miller, Louis Fanchon (who acquired the mill in 1882). The building was left to nature, and was soon covered in moss and grass, with bushes growing through every opening. Much of the structure began to crumble. After more than 10 years restoration, thanks to the dynamism of the 'Association de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine de Candas, the mill is now open to the public. There’s a guided tour and demonstrations of flour production.

See also


  1. ^ Le moulin de Candas, Pierre Desbureaux, « Le Généalogiste Picard » n° 103 (premier trimestre 2003), page 20 - ISBN|0767-3752

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