French commune
Church in Vesoul


département=Haute-Saône ("préfecture")
canton=Chief town of 2 cantons:
Vesoul-Est, Vesoul-Ouest
maire=Alain Joyandet
intercomm=Communauté de Communes de l'agglomération de Vesoul
alt moy=220 m
alt mini=213 m
alt maxi=375 m

Vesoul is a French town and commune located in the Haute-Saône "département". The town is the "préfecture" of the "département".


As of the census of 1999, the population was formatnum:17168.
The estimation for 2007 was formatnum:18753.

Inhabitants of Vesoul are known in French as "Vésuliens".


Vesoul was the birthplace of Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), painter and sculptor who produced many works in a historical, Orientalist style.

Vesoul is twinned with Gerlingen, Germany, since 1964.

"Vesoul" is also the name of a song by Jacques Brel from 1968, a fast paced waltz during the recording of which Brel famously yelled «Chauffe, Marcel, chauffe!» ("heat up, Marcel, heat up!") at his accordionist, Marcel Azzola.

The town is also mentioned factiously in the satirical rap "Fous ta cagoule" by Michael Youn. [ [ Fous Ta Cagoule Lyrics (French)] ]


ee also

*Communes of the Haute-Saône department

External links

* [ Official website] fr icon
* [ - Site about the city center] fr icon

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