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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Diable Vauvert.....

If you go to the above link, you can read, in French, all about the "Devil Vauvert" - a French expression meaning roughly "to send someone to an unpleasant or almost inaccessible place" - like "go to hell" in English!
I have another interpretation - The older established families here in Vauvert are so corked-up, inter related,  unapproachable that it is indeed a penalty to be sent here - if you're looking for any form of social life!
On the other hand, the link (in French) also talks about:

"Il croit savoir que le diable Vauvert était « un monstre vert avec une grande barbe blanche, moitié homme et moitié serpent, armé d’une grosse massue, et qui semblait toujours prêt à s’élancer la nuit sur les passants."

(ENGLISH: He understood that the Vauvert Devil was a green monster with a large white beard, half man - half snake, always ready to pounce upon passers-bye in the night!)

(I'm working on the colour, and you can't see the "tail end"!)

(iwmpop) mrlemarquis                                   -                           Vauvert, France                                -       Mars/March 2010                  

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Coordinates: 43°41′39″N 4°16′37″E / 43.69416°N 4.27694°E / 43.69416; 4.27694
Commune of Vauvert
Vauvert is located in France


Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Vauvert
Intercommunality Petite-Camargue
Mayor Gérard Gayaud
Elevation 0–97 m (0–320 ft)
(avg. 18 m/59 ft)
Land area1 109.86 km2 (42.42 sq mi)
Population2 10,600  (2005)
 - Density 96 /km2 (250 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30341/ 30600
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.
Vauvert is a town and commune in the Gard department in southern France.[1] It was known as Posquières in the Middle Ages.



[edit] The Commune

The commune comprises the town of Vauvert and the villages of Gallician and Montcalm[1]. Over a third of the population work in industry, which is largely the food industry.[2]

[edit] Population

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b Vauvert at accessed Aug 11 2007
  2. ^ Econmics of Vauvert,, accessed June 2009

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