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Barnave, Drôme


Coordinates: 44°39′39″N 5°22′15″E / 44.6608°N 5.3708°E / 44.6608; 5.3708Coordinates: 44°39′39″N 5°22′15″E / 44.6608°N 5.3708°E / 44.6608; 5.3708

Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Die
Canton Luc-en-Diois
Intercommunality Diois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Matisse
 • Land1 13.06 km2 (5.04 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 158
 • Population2 density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 26025 / 26310
Elevation 474–1,339 m (1,555–4,393 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Barnave is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.


Barnave is a small village, located opposite the Dome Pie Ferre (2040m) of Glandasse. The territory is crossed by the Barnavette River, a small creek which empties into the Drôme. The village lies 13 kilometres from the canton capital of Luc-en-Diois.


  • Le Serre: A sheep farm destined for organic meat production.
  • La Louine: Contains three residential houses and two farms. The distillery, formerly owned by the CUMA, dates from 1946 but the structure fell into ruin, and was sold in 2007 and is now in production again.
  • La Bégude: Residential hamlet.
  • Le Moulin de Jansac: Housing, largely dependent on Recoubeau-Jansac.
  • La Perlette: The hamlet now has more than one farm and is about 3 km from the village as the crow flies, on the other side of the Drôme.
  • Les Brunets: Imposing farmhouse converted into a second home.



The typical architecture of houses in the village of Barnave is a mixture of Roman influences and early medieval. The stone extracted from fields and limestone form the basis for almost all houses that make up the village. There are still significant remnants of feudal times in Barnave. The ruins of the old village are still visible, as is the traces of a castle. A large portion of the castle wall is still standing. The commune also contains a nineteenth-century church and a temple.

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