Place:Roquemaure, Gard, France

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NameRoquemaure
Alt namesLe Truelsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCommune
Coordinates44.05°N 4.783°E
Located inGard, France
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Roquemaure is a small town and commune in the department of Gard in southern France. The town lies 12 km north of Avignon on the right bank of the Rhone.

Roquemaure was the site of a royal castle during the medieval period but after the French Revolution the castle was dismantled and now only two towers remain. In the 18th century Roquemaure was the centre of attempts to regulate the production of wine in the area and the term "Côte du Rhône" was coined. The town is infamous for being the site where phylloxera, a pest of grapevines, was introduced into France from North America in the 1860s. Viticulture is still an important activity in the commune. Several types of wine are produced including some classified as Côtes du Rhône Appellation d'origine contrôlée.

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