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Uzeste (France)
region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Langon
Canton Le Sud-Gironde
Community association South Gironde
Coordinates 44 ° 26 ′  N , 0 ° 19 ′  W Coordinates: 44 ° 26 ′  N , 0 ° 19 ′  W
height 24-104 m
surface 26.05 km 2
Residents 430 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 17 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 33730
INSEE code

Mairie Uzeste

Uzeste is a French municipality with 430 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the Gironde department in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine ( Aquitaine ).


The Ciron flows through the municipality. Uzeste is located about seven kilometers west of the border of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park ( Parc naturel régional des Landes de Gascogne ) and is surrounded by the Landes du Pudau forest. Langon is 13.5 kilometers northeast of the municipality .


Uzeste was founded in the 12th century by the de Got family. Bertrand de Got was appointed Pope in 1305 and was called Pope Clement V. He had the Uzeste collegiate church enlarged.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008 2017
Residents 545 445 402 410 351 416 446 430
Sources: Cassini and INSEE


Notre-Dame Collegiate Church

The Gothic collegiate church of Notre-Dame still has Romanesque side walls from the 13th century. The construction of the apse was ordered by Clement V in the 14th century. His grave and that of a member of the Grailly family also date from the 14th century. The nave and bell tower were rebuilt in the 16th century. The church was classified as a Monument historique (historical monument) in 1840 .


The main occupations of the Uzestois (inhabitants) are trade and agriculture ( forestry and the breeding of domestic cattle ).


In the church of Our Lady of Uzeste is the grave of Pope Clement V (* 1250-1265; † 1314), the 1309, the papal residence from Rome to Avignon moved.

Bernard Lubat (born 12 May 1945 in Uzeste) is a jazz - pianist , of the music festival Uzeste Musical initiated.


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Gironde. Flohic Éditions, Volume 2, Paris 2001, ISBN 2-84234-125-2 , pp. 1583–1587.

Web links

Commons : Uzeste  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Uzeste on (French). Accessed October 7, 2009.
  2. L'église collégiale Notre-Dame d'Uzeste on ( Memento of the original of March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (French) Retrieved March 28, 2015. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Uzeste in the Base Mérimée des Ministère de la culture (French). Retrieved on May 21, 2010.
  4. Uzeste - Dossier complet on in French, accessed on March 28, 2015, cf. Section Chiffres clés caractéristiques des entreprises et des établissements .
  5. Website of the Uzeste Musical Festival (French). Accessed October 7, 2009.