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Campan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region of south-western France.GeographyCampan stands in a valley of the same name at the confluence of the rivers Adour and Adour de Payolle. It is situated on the former Route nationale 618, the Route of the Pyrenees.Campan includes:The town, seat of the Mairie (town hall)GaladeSte Marie de Campan, famous for its role in the Tour de France cycle raceLa Séoube and its valley, which leads to the col d'AspinPayolleGripp et Artigues at the floor of the col du Tourmalet The ski resort of La Mongie lies in Campan.AdministrationThe Mayor of Campan is Gérard Ara, whose term of office expires in 2014. Campan is unusual among French communes in having two electoral colleges for municipal elections: the township on one hand, and Sainte-Marie La Séoube on the other.EconomyThe main economic activities are forestry, green marble quarrying, farming for wool and milk, and tourism.Places of interestReligious heritageThe church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Campan: it was constructed in the sixteenth century and contains a baroque altarpiece dating from the eighteenth century, from the school of the Ferrère brothers of Asté.The church Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption in Sainte-Marie-de-Campan.The church Saint-Vincent-de-Paul in La Séoube.The war memorialSculpted by the artist Edmond Chrètien of Bordeaux, and erected in 1926 at the front of the church, to the right of the south door, the monument to the dead of Campan is distinguished by its sober and touching appearance.
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