Church in Vesoul
canton=Chief town of 2 cantons:
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
censusof 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 Brelfrom 1968, a fast paced waltzduring 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. [ [http://nightaddict.net/michael-youn-fous-ta-cagoule.html Fous Ta Cagoule Lyrics (French)] ]
Communes of the Haute-Saône department
* [http://www.vesoul.fr Official website] fr icon
* [http://www.proxoo.com Proxoo.com - Site about the city center] fr icon
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