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Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde
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Coat of arms of Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Aix-en-Provence
Canton Aix-en-Provence-Nord-Est
Intercommunality Pays d'Aix
Area1 22.56 km2 (8.71 sq mi)
Population (2008) 1,101
 • Density 48.80/km2 (126.40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 13095 /13100
Elevation 241–600 m (791–1,969 ft)
(avg. 395 m or 1,296 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde (Provençal: Sant Marc de Jaumegarda) is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

Location

It is located 6 kilometres away from Aix-en-Provence and Vauvenargues, Bouches-du-Rhône, and 3 kilometres away from Le Tholonet, near the Montagne Sainte-Victoire.

The commune includes Bonfillons, Roussillier, Plan de l'Orgue, Savoyards, and Bourg.

Mairie Saint-Marc
Town hall

There are two man-made lakes, namely Bimont and Zola, and the streamlet, Prignon.

History

In 1239, the land was given to the Lord of Esparon by Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence.

By 1490, Jacques Garde had become Lord of Saint-Marc, and twenty years later the land was passed on to Dauphine Garde, wife of Bertrand de Puget.

In 1723, Saint-Marc was sold to the Meyronnets, a family of advisors in the Provence Parliament. In 1784-1785 Philippe de Meyronnet invited Lucien Bonaparte and Joseph Bonaparte to his estate.

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